Martin Luther King was an activist, leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement and American clergyman who was born on January 15, 1929. His birthday is known as Dr. Martin Luther King Day and Google released Dr. Martin Luther King Day 2006 doodle as a part of it.
Dr. Martin Luther King’s contribution towards advancement of civil rights is remarkable and well known. He used nonviolent civil disobedience as his weapon and fight for civil rights.He is the founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and served as the minister of SCLC in 1957.
His career as activist started early in his life and led Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. Martin completed his graduation from Boston University. His struggle against segregation in Georgia and Albany was noticeable although it was unsuccessful.
The nonviolent protest that is conducted in Alabama and Birmingham in 1962 was captured great attention national wide with television news coverage and brutal police response.
Remembering all the contributions given by him Google released a Dr. Martin Luther King Day 2006 doodle on January 15, on the same day in which his birthday falls on. Dr. Martin Luther King Day 2006 Google doodle contain the sketch of king and the famous speech “I have a dream”. His speech during the March on Washington in 1963 is world famous and it is apt to quote it in the doodle also.For the activities against racial inequality by following the path of non violence Martin Luther King got Nobel Peace Prize for Peace on October 14, 1964 and also got awarded as Time’s person of the year. Another achievements such as Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal add more feathers to his cap.
He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. In United States Martin Luther King Day is declared as Federal holiday in order to honor him since from 1986. As a part of honoring him hundreds of streets were renamed in US.