Apple Pays Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on its Homepage

Apple paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by devoting its entire homepage to the slain civil-rights icon. The updated homepage featured a picture of King accompanied by this message: "Instantly we mirror on the life and imaginative and prescient of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work that continues in service of the broader issues of humanity." Apple CEO Tim Put together dinner moreover tweeted quite a few references to King and some of his notable quotes. Put together dinner cited the have an effect on of King when he launched publicly remaining fall that he is gay.

Monday’s revamped homepage tribute was not with out controversy. In distinction to federal employees, Apple employees do not get the MLK trip off. That’s prompted a petition drive to make MLK Day a paid trip.

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Apple tribute to MLK

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, in an open letter Monday to the know-how enterprise, urged tech corporations to do larger than pay lip service. "This Monday solely a handful of know-how firms will shut their doorways and honor the King Trip," Jackson wrote. "For individuals who don’t, make clear your dedication to selection and inclusion. Make clear your alignment with civil and human rights."

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First revealed January 19 2015, eleven:03 AM