Google Doodles Celebrating People of Color From Around the World

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  • Langston Hughes
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Althea Gibson
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Percy Lavon Julian
  • Dorothy Irene Height
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Miriam Makeba
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Sarojini Naidu
  • Raichō Hiratsuka
  • Yasmin Ahmad
  • Celia Cruz
  • 50th Anniversary of "I Have A Dream" Speech
  • Wangari Maathai
  • Jackie Robinson

Langston Hughes

Google Doodles use art to acknowledge important historical figures and holidays from around the world. But a new report says the search-engine company should celebrate more people of color, especially women. Take a look at global icons of color who have been acknowledged with Doodles. –Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_)

The great poet and voice of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, was honored with a Google Doodle on his 113th birthday on Feb. 1, 2015. The animated video featured lines from his hopeful piece "I Dream A World," imagery of a typewriter and the streets of New York City, where his career flourished.

(Photo: Courtesy of Google) 

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