Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, and Apple is celebrating the day with a special webpage honoring the civil rights hero. This isn't the first time Apple has marked the occasion on its website, and is looking like it's become an annual event for the company.
Apple's MLK Day homepage
Apple's homepage shows a photo of Dr. King along with a quote saying,
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
Company CEO Tim Cook has been an outspoken civil rights supporter and recently received the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award. The award "celebrates leaders of the international business, entertainment, and activist communities who have demonstrated a commitment to social change."
Dr. King was a strong leader in the civil rights movement during the 1960s before his assassination on April 4, 1968. He pushed for peaceful protests and nonviolent civil disobedience to help push change and equality during the height of U.S. segregation and was instrumental in organizing the 1963 March on Washington. His "I have a Dream" speech was delivered during the event, and is seen as one of the greatest presentations in U.S. history.
Following his assassination, Dr. King was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Some cities began celebrating Martin Luthor King Jr. Day in the early 1970s, and it officially became a national holiday in 1986.