Monday celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in celebration of an American civil rights leader. Martin Luther King, Jr was a great man and influencer. Here are some fun facts that you may not know about him.

  • King was the youngest person to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize
  • Martin sang in the choir at the movie premier Gone with the Wind
  • There are over 730 streets in the United States named after Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Mohandas Ghandi was one of his main influences
  • He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • His name listed on his birth certificate is Michael King, which was done by mistake as he was supposed to be named after his father Martin King, Leader of the Christian reformation movement
  • He is often referred to as MLK his initials

Jan 15 21
Christina Zumwalt
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