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Second Annual Art Contest Brings Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Life

Second Annual Art Contest Brings Words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Life

Published 03-22-23

Submitted by Henkel

At Henkel, we are united by our purpose: Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. We believe that we have a responsibility to create a better world for future generations and this belief is a core component of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

To help create a more equitable and inclusive society, it is important to look to the past to better understand our present and be inspired by the work that still needs to be done. For a second year, we invited Henkel employees and their family members to participate in a contest to bring the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech to life through their own essays and artwork. They shared hopes for the future and how we can help shape a more inclusive world.

Taking the time to reflect and learn more about pioneers like Dr. King can help provide different perspectives and new levels of understanding. As one employee wrote with their submission: “I am not really entering to win a contest. I’ve already won by doing this.”

Watch the video to see what else those who participated in this year’s contest had to say.

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Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2019, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of more than 3.2 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit

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