Martin Luther King Google Doodle
Martin Luther King Google Doodle Google

Google has joined the nation to celebrate what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 83rd birthday, transforming it's six letter logo into a Google Doodle marking the famous lines of I Have a Dream.

The Doodle, created by artist and author, Faith Ringgold, features King's head in every Google letter, joined by red, white and blue ribbons of unity. In the letter L King is depicted standing with raised arms, delivering the lines from the I have a Dream speech.

I have a dream that my four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin, reads the doodle taken from King's original speech that reads: 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.

Ringgold, the artist of the doodle, also wrote a children's book called My Dream of Martin Luther King. In the Google Doodle image he also includes the words We shall overcome someday, which not only resonate in King's words, but feature in the anthem of the civil-rights movement, according to the Washington Post, which was sung by over 200,000 people in the famous March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the third Monday of every January. The holiday not only marks King's birthday but it commemorates his life and the outcome of the civil rights movement he lead, which resulted in Ronald Reagan signing the holiday into federal law in 1983.

To read King's 1963 I have a Dream speech in full, click here.