8 Fascinating Facts About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You Need To Know

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Martin Luther King Jnr (1929-1968) and Malcolm X (Malcolm Little - 1925-1965) waiting for a press conference, 26 March 1964. Photographer: Marion S.Trikoskor.

At this time of year there are many different posts about Martin Luther King Jr. Usually they rehash the same information. Here are 8 facts that are not commonly discussed that you should know.

Fact 1:  He was born Michael Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929 in  Atlanta, Georgia.

Fact 2:  His father, Michael King, Sr., changed their names to Martin Luther King Sr. and Jr. when Martin Jr. was about five.

Fact 3:  Dr King was the youngest person, at the time, to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Fact 4: Author of six books published from 1958 through 1968, works on American race relations and collections of his sermons and lectures

Read: How To Make Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream A Reality With Kids

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Fact 5: King stood behind President Lyndon B. Johnson as Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

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