Google Pays Homage to Dr. Martin Luther King

On Monday, Internet search Google paid a fitting tribute to late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, as the nation honors the late icon for the seventh consecutive year.

Google’s primary means of honoring King is via “Google Doodle” – the creative imagery or writing that serves as the banner above the Google search bar on the homepage of the

The image in question portrays King surrounded by children speaking with the Lincoln Memorial in the background. Inscribed around the logo are the lasting words of his speech from 1963 upon those steps:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

The Washington Post reports that the striking image was designed by artist and author Faith Ringgold, who also happens to be a professor of art at the University of California.