On Monday, as Americans recognize and honor the life and legacy of fallen civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Apple is joining the ranks of those to pay tribute to MLK Day on its official website.

With Dr. King's likeness consuming the entire Apple homepage today, the iDevice maker posted the following message along with the compelling black-and-white image of the icon: "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."

Since becoming CEO of Apple, Tim Cook has leveraged the company and his passion for the advancement and celebration of human rights to honor the people and events that have helped to make the world a kinder and more loving place. Today's recognition of Dr. King is the latest effort to that end.

To date, Apple's home page has only shared the likenesses of two people in addition to Dr. King -- late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Jerry York, a veteran Apple board member.

Source: Apple