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Little Known Facts About Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Civil Rights activist and Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr., is most remembered for his use of nonviolence and civil disobedience to advance civil rights and pursue equal opportunities for African Americans. He opposed segregation and marched on Washington, DC, to deliver his famous “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963 and, the following year, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for opposing racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin. …
King entered college at the age of 15. …
King received his doctorate in systematic theology. …
King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech was not his first at the Lincoln Memorial. …
King was imprisoned nearly 30 times. …
King narrowly escaped an assassination attempt a decade before his death.

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