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The Story Behind The Artist Who Created The MLK Day Google Doodle

One year ago   |   By Refinery29

Today is Martin Luther King Day, when people all over the world celebrate the life and legacy of the famed minister and civil rights leader. To mark the occasion, Google changed its homepage with a new Doodle by artist Cannaday Chapman. The artwork features a young girl sitting atop her father's shoulders as they watch King, Jr.'s famed “I Have a Dream” speech on the National Mall. A group of faces surrounds the girl, each taking in the beauty and hope of his words. “I felt very honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to one of America's bravest leaders,” said Chapman in a featured...
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The Gentrification Of MLK: How America Intentionally Misrepresents Our Radical Civil Rights Leader

The Gentrification Of MLK: How America Intentionally Misrepresents Our Radical Civil Rights Leader

One year ago   |   By Essence

Two years prior to his death, only 33 percent of Americans thought highly of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
He was suspected to be communist, considered a race baiter and was deemed the most dangerous man in America by the FBI. But the past few decades have canonized him into sainthood and it is virtually impossible to travel in many communities without seeing a street named in his honor. He remains the only non-presidential citizen to have a federally recognized birthday and schools named after him are too numerous to count. This country's affirmation of Dr. King makes it a bit...
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