Martin Luther King’s birth name was actually Michael King Jr. King’s father named him after Protestant Reformation Leader Martin Luther.
King enrolled at Morehouse College at age 15 and graduated at the of 19 with a degree of sociology.
King was a huge fan of the television show Star Trek.
Reverend King is still the youngest male to win the Noble Peace Prize.
King was jailed 29 times for acts of civil disobedeince due to trumped up charges.
900 estimated streets are name after Dr. Martin Luther King in the United States and Puerto Rico.
South Carolina was the last state to recognize MLK day back in the year 2000.
Martin Luther King Day is also honored in Canada, Japan, Toronto and Hiroshima.
King is the only U.S. citizen who never held public office to have a federal holiday name after him.
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