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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we remember the great social justice activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with four little-known facts about his life and legacy. 1. Dr. King was born Michael King, not Martin. Born Michael King Jr., the famous civil rights leader, did not become Martin until he was 5 years old. In 1934 his father traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. After returning home, King Sr. changed his own name