Google’s MLK Day Doodle Emphasizes Unity Among People Of Color

The illustration was created by African-American artist Keith Mallett

Google has a special Martin Luther King Day doodle on their homepage today.

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The doodle, which shows different colorful people holding hands, was illustrated by African-American artist Keith Mallett, whose clients includes Random House, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin, Lenox Collections, Coats and Clarks, Franklin Mint and Hallmark Cards, his biography says. He has also created various prominent works including the official limited edition print commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic breakthrough into major league baseball and the cover of Chicken Soup for The African American Soul. 

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The doodle also promotes the extensive collection of Civil Rights Photography, 1956-1968 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, which includes photos of Rosa Parks's arrest to the Freedom Rides to the march on Washington, D.C. 

“The photographs in this collection capture the courage and perseverance of individuals who challenged the status quo, armed only with the philosophy of nonviolence and the strength of their convictions,” the museum writes.  “The images were made by committed artists, activists, and journalists, who risked injury, arrest, and even death to document this critical moment of growth in our nation.”

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