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Apple honors life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Apple honors life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

All Things Apple Inc.
January 19, 2015

Apple has updated its homepage today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The American federal holiday, which is observed on the third Monday of January, marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., which is actually Jan. 15.

As a tribute to the world-renowned civil rights leader and orator, Apple has dedicated its homepage to a photo of King delivering a speech along with the following message:

Today we reflect on the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work that continues in service of the broader concerns of humanity.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has also tweeted about King and linked to the page.

Cook is known to be a great admirer of King, so much so that he keeps a photo of the human rights icon in his office. He has also quoted King on significant occasions, as when he addressed civil rights issues in his acceptance speech for his induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor and publicly came out as gay in an essay in October.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple is donating an additional $50, presumably to causes that further civil rights, for every voluntary work hour rendered by its employees during Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

King is the central character in the recently released historical drama film “Selma,” which has just earned an Oscar nomination for best picture.

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