Google Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Doodle


'Selma' director Ava DuVernay praised the tech company for its doodle.

Selma director Ava DuVernay thanked Google for its latest doodle, which honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

"Thank you, @Google, for saluting MLK and the Selma voting rights campaign today! The coolest," she wrote 

DuVernay also participated in an MTV campaign called #thetalk, appearing in a 30-second spot airing on the cable network. (See it here.) 


"We need to expand our minds to appreciate our differences. To be color-blind, is not a thing I don't think that one should boast about," she said. "See color and celebrate it. See our differences and celebrate it. When somebody says to me, 'I'm color-blind. I don't see color,' I'm thinking, 'You're missing out on a lot of beautiful colors.' "


Her film Selma tells the backstory of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery.