Martin Luther King Jr

Every holiday, Google.com selects an artist to commemorate the day of observance with a scaled-down work of art called a Google Doodle.

For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018, Google commissioned Cannaday Chapman to pay tribute to the late civil rights leader, Baptist minister, and Nobel Laureate who dedicated his life working tirelessly for peace and social justice in America.

From Saptosa Foster:

On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor Dr. King. It was federally observed for the first time on January 20, 1986, and over 30 years later, the day is traditionally celebrated as a day of service, with people volunteering time and talent to help others, thus paying homage to Dr. King’s legacy.

Today's Doogle by guest artist Canada Chapman was also developed in collaboration with the Black Googlers Network (BGN), one of the largest employee resource groups at Google. The image depicts a young girl perched on her father’s shoulders, enthralled by the power and eloquence of Dr. King’s words. The scene is evocative of Dr. King’s dream for children everywhere to one day live in a better world.

Cannaday shares his thoughts on today’s Doodle below:

Q: What does MLK and MLK day mean to you personally?

A: Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is especially relevant today and will be relevant for the remainder of civilization. Dr. King is most remembered for fighting for the rights of African Americans, but he fought for the rights of all Americans. He believed in fairness and equity for everyone. As a black man, I wouldn't be able to do what I'm doing today if it wasn't for him and the brave people of the civil rights movement.

Read the full blog post here:

Saptosa Foster
Managing Partner
One35Agency.com

 

Martin Luther King Jr

  • shun king

    If MLK was alive today what do you think he would say?

  • WhatDidIDoNow

    I’m heart broken. This is what I get for falling hard. I love this woman. I never experienced this kind of connection. Never.

    My advice and suggestions were never aggressive. They were sporadic and my approach was laid back and chill.

    I’ve lost my focus now. I need to escape myself

  • Rayne

    Happy Birthday Reverend Dr. Martin Luther the Kang!

  • WhatDidIDoNow

    Love, why can’t i hold onto you for long. I know who you are and I desire your company. I thought I found you. The chase continues....

  • WhatDidIDoNow

    Ms. Rose - excuse me for using your comment section as my diary. This is my only outlet that I find comfort in. I’m just crushed right now

  • Ebony Starr

    Free at last?! RIP MLK!!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    We are not doing this two days in a row now. I'm hoping, wishing, and praying for your peace. It was ONLY 3 months! Come on homie....

  • what?why

    That's a loaded question. I was thinking of Harry Bellefonte quietly thinking how is people have fallen by the wayside since the Civil Rights movement, for many reasons. Time for the practical, educated members of the community to take the lead.

  • dontgetblocked

    Beautiful! Happy Martin Luther King Day.

  • Listen2Me

    Please don't take this the wrong way..but this is what I would tell my son:
    You have only known this woman 3 months, you are not THAT in love with her to be this distraught. You are coming off as possessive and clingy. And that may be the reason she wants out. Give her the space she needs and find you someone else. And don't stalk her social media pages or text her 1000 times a day.
    Now get your azz up and take a shower and move on with YOUR life ??!

  • Listen2Me

    ??

  • dontgetblocked

    Well Harry Bellafonte may not be the best example. He disliked black women. Eartha Kitt brought that out.

  • what?why

    Personal choices should not factor into a global issue.

  • WhatDidIDoNow

    Far from possessive and clingy. That’s the issue with today’s society. We place a number, duration on when emotions and feelings are true and etc. there’s no define time on when and how love is created between two individuals. It may take a person months and another person years to feel true love. I’m not distraught. I’m hurt. I’m not texting or stalking her. I handled myself very well and I will channel this energy into other areas.

    Thx for your advice

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Could you please not hijack this MLK post with this bullshat? Wait for the next post.

  • WhatDidIDoNow

    Thanks for the respect

  • JRock

    Very nice and artistic.

  • Gloria

    Awwwww!

    As cliche as this sounds.... life goes on <3 and you will feel better in time. Heart break sucks for sure but you will heal and love again. Sending positive energy your way.

  • Gloria

    Happy birthday Dr. King

  • Rayne

    Imma wait until the next post to bring this up. I know y’all saw the viral video yesterday of let’s say “strip search”. It was degrading it was horrible.

  • WhatDidIDoNow

    Thx luv

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Happy Birthday MLK. Can you all imagine the
    bravery it took to do what he did. YT can be very scary when they are racist, yet Martin Luther King stood against them and fought for his and our right for equality. What a courageous human being! MLK was the epitome of what a real man is.
    Martin said....
    "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, But where he stands at times of challenge and controversy".
    I ask you......What was the measure of the men that murdered him?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Why should I respect you? You totally ignore the write up and play the oh whoa it's me BS. How about acknowledging this special day first, then maybe you'll get some respect.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I'm at home today watching MLK speeches. I never work on this day.

  • You Could Never

    Wow. A lot going on a few comments into this post. Getchall lives together below.

    Happy Birthday Dr. King.

  • Yetunde

    It's a shame we can't see this in the UK.

  • WhatDidIDoNow

    Understood. Be well on this special day.

  • Noirluv45

    Here, here! ??????

  • You Could Never

    Actually in the case of Harry I disagree. Its bad enough black women back then were getting treated like bedwenches by white men. For their own to do it when they BOTH were involved in the movement is not okay. For him to kick her out after he smashed and his words after (a black woman cant do anything for him so dont get comfortable...that he has NEVER disputed btw) was uncalled for. And his behavior was corroborated by another lesser known black actress/Ellen Holly as well. Harry has done important work. Wont take that from him. But he is not my fave person of the movement by far after I learned of his bs. That ranks up there with the Elvis comment that a black man cant do shit but shine his shoes.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    pain is not love... you are hurt ... that is not love... in fact you basically just told on yourself here ... so with that being said... stay hurt or recognize what your emotions are truly telling you... you already acknowledged it's hurt... so WTF .... time to stop pain from flawed misconceptions about love... Love never hurts... but people do... Love flows... true love.... it has no pain involved ... heal... this comment is sent with love...

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Yaaassss, that's better. Catch me in the next post... Got some good advice for you. Stay strong.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I'm at home cooking breakfast chile for these kids... Bout to smoke some weed.... Relaxing .... ? #freedom

  • justlooking

    Good Morning Sis - Everybody is not happy in their lives and they aim to hurt others. It's just that SIMPLE

    XOXOXOXO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    sympathy post... Roses are much smarter than that ... Chile wrong comment section to be crying rivers ... tough crowd here ...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Preach ... Don't feed the misery ... I say lift... Lift positivity ... Coming in 2018 with sagas .... Keep speaking positivity ... We see enough with these fawked up stories being posted chile... No one has time for any Debbie Downer ... Point blank ... Folks trying to heal and remain positive ... That bs should have been left in 2017

  • justlooking

    I'm working from home today until noon

  • justlooking
  • Kanyade

    Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther the King Junior

  • WhatDidIDoNow

    Respect

  • Ms.Vanilla

    He would be proud of the way African Americans have fought and brought pride to the black race. He would be proud of our strides and accolades. He would say... well done. My fight was not in vain. He fought for equal rights and even though that concept is subjective, little black girls play with little white girls, little black girls go to school with little white girls, black men marry white and white marry black, I am confident when I say MLK would say...WELL DONE MY PEOPLE.
    And the small portion of ratchet black degenerates can burn in hell with the YT trailor trash.

  • Vonn

    Happy Birthday King!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Git it girl!

  • Blue

    My parents never have either. Good way to spend the day Ms.V

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I should have taken this day off. From now on I'm taking this day off, every year.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Such a beautiful quote and photo ... ????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Nothing wrong with admitting you're hurt bro. Most men have been there. Just don't be surprised if not everybody is as sympathetic as you'd like them to be. Some battles we just have to fight alone.
    Just think of it as being a wound that heals. Every wound, whether physical or emotional, eventually heals over time.

  • shun king

    only certain kind of "men" act that way hope that girl using protection

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Yaaassss!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Some people when they fall for someone, they fall hard (nothing wrong with that, necessarily)....
    So when the other person pulls the rug out from under them, it's gonna hurt.

  • shun king

    seem like the worst oftheworst are to spokesmen for a large segment of black people...rappers and other entertainers

  • Kemi

    Happy Birthday Dr. King!! Forever thankful for your courageous movement! Beautiful depiction btw.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Happy birthday Dr. King! Respect

  • KcoolMuziq
  • hottlanta

    Ms. Kitt. She is my she-ro the way she stood up to First Lady LadyBird Johnson and those other white women in the white house. While they were sipping tea and talking about planting flowers she said what about poor black people and asked about Vietnam. That caused her to be banished and not able to find work in Hollywood but she stood her ground and never backed down from that. How dare she talk to a white woman like that in front of company. Her lovers have always been white men. She and the guy that was heir to the monied Hollywood Paramount family fortune told him if he married her he will be taken out of the will. He asked her to be his sidepiece instead and she said no. She has always dated and married white men. Her daughter looks like a white woman. I was glad that Eddie Murphy and P-Diddy remembered her for her courage as well as her fierce beauty and reminded us how great she was. We got a chance to see her one last time before she passed away. That is why we have to make sure our history is told, guard it with our life and to keep our reality from becoming a nightmare. Hollywood won't even recognize her as the original and 1st Cat Woman of the Bat Man franchise.They don't have to because we already know it but we must make sure that those that come after us know it. Even when they don't want to hear it keep talking and one day they will say someone told me that.

  • alex

    Nice! Very well done.

  • Nina Ross

    Egyptian obelisk...

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I'm a careful rose when people start taking like that. Tired of reading about social media suicide.... I want no parts of it

  • HelloToni

    Thank you for this story. I never knew how much thought goes into these displays.

  • Miany

    Happy Martin Luther King day y'all! Please be sure to educate your children on the truth of MLK. Progress has been made, but his dream is yet to be realized. It is up to us to stand up to injustice daily.

  • Miany

    Hey boo..yess hunny enjoy that #freedom. I just smoked some as well now headed to go study!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??? keep learning Chile

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??? keep learning Chile

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I feel ya

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I feel ya

  • SumthinSweeter

    Today is truly a day that should be celebrated. But the fight is still on.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Happy born day Martin Luther King.

  • hottlanta

    Someone owe me $1.00 because our President is playing golf like I said he would.

  • hottlanta

    Me and my Lil Hots was talking about attending the 1st King Day parade. We were out there all day. After the parade we went to a concert at the Civic Center. They still have their flags and everything.

  • hottlanta

    I used to keep my kids home before it became a national holiday and the white teachers would try to get smart with them the next day and tell them that they were out and it was not a holiday. Can't tell you what I did after that because the statue of limitations probably have not expired.

  • Dowoop

    Except it wasn't created between 2 individuals. Clearly it was one sided.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Issue:
    When did it become a day of Service?
    Why can't Black people have a day of rest?
    Why do we ALWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYS have to work?
    Are they doing works of service on President's day?
    Christopher Columbus day?
    Why do Blacks HAVE to be "structured" like children?

    Trust. This is a sign of disrespect.