Martin Luther King Jr Facts – 80 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr
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Interesting facts about Martin Luther King Jr.
The new organization used Christian Leadership in their title instead of Negros and colored people it meant that its goals are not just those of one race but of those of Christian people.
Martin King Jr. along with other activists led many non-violent protests for civil rights around the country.
He spoke over 2,500 times at public events and traveled over 6 million miles.
Martin Luther King Jr. wrote 5 books and articles to spread his message.
During his protests at Birmingham, Alabama Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested. He penned a letter from the Birmingham Jail which later became a manifesto for civil rights revolution.
Martin King Jr. traveled India in February 1959, to study Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence.
Martin King Jr. adopted Gandhi’s principles of peaceful resistance to fight against racial discrimination.
Martin Luther King Jr. led a Freedom Walk in Detroit Michigan on June 23rd Nearly 125,000 people took part in the walk.
Martin King Jr. on a historic March in Washington DC for racial equality, protection from police abuse, freedom, end of discrimination, and jobs delivered “I have a dream” speech on August 28th
In 1964, President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act, prohibiting all racial discrimination, after the historic speech of Martin Luther King Jr.