Martin Luther King Jr Facts – 80 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr

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Martin Luther King Jr. Facts for Kids

Martin Luther King Jr. at the age of 35 became the youngest person to receive Noble Peace Prize until Malala, who won it at the age of 17.

Martin Luther King Jr. won Noble Peace Prize for fighting racial discrimination through non-violence on October 14th

Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested several times during protests.

Martin Luther King announces the Poor People Campaign, its main agenda being freedom and jobs for all poor of all races on November 27, 1967.

Martin Luther King Jr. protested against Vietnam War.

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee on April 4, 1968.

President Ronald Reagan signed a bill on November 2, 1983, declaring a holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. is the first African American to be granted a national holiday.

Martin Luther King Jr. tried to commit suicide at the age of 12 when he learnt that his grandmother died.

The bullet that killed King Jr. entered thorough his right cheek, breaking his jaw, then traveled down his spinal cord before lodging in his shoulder.