Today is Dr. Martin Luther birthday. In order to celebrate his big day and his major contributions regarding civil rights movement, the tech giants have decided to close their offices. The companies who have kept their offices closed in the honor of Martin Luther includes Twitter, Asana, Etsy, Google, Box, Slack, GitHub and many other companies. Tech Companies Across the World Closed Offices to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
According to the employees of technology firms, they are very happy to celebrate MLK day. In that off time employees will participate in march of MLK day prade.
Tech Companies Across the World Closed Offices to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister. He was actually an activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is famous for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. His speech “I have a dream” is very famous, in which he said:
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character
According to Bloomberg BNA’s Holiday Practices Survey, 37% of employees observed MLK Day as paid holiday last year. This year the number has increased to 43%. Which means that more employees have stepped up their game, celebrating MLK day as a paid holiday.
Twitter has introduced a special MLK emoji. This emoji can be activated by using hashtags like #MLK, #IHaveADream, #MLKDay and #MarthinLutherKing. Google who is keen of celebrating such days have a diverse doodle on its homepage. This doodle is accompanied with a link to explore photography from civil right movement.