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

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Fun facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

King’s mother, Alberta Williams King was also murdered, she was shot while playing organ at church by Marcus Wayne Chenault, who believed that “all Christians are my enemies”.

Martin Luther King Jr. has used his dream rhetoric in many lesser famous speeches.

Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed 29 times.

George Washington is the only American other than Martin Luther King Jr. to have had his birthday observed as a national holiday.

Martin Luther King Jr. went to Booker T. Washington High School.

Martin Luther King Jr. was selected by Time magazines Man of the Year in 1964.

Martin Luther King Jr. had a habit of smoking.

Honeymoon suits were not permitted to African Americans, hence Martin Luther King Jr. spent his wedding night in a friends funeral home.

In the mid 1950s, Martin Luther King Jr. applied for a firearms permit when his home and several churches were bombed, at that time he was not committed to passive resistance.

Martin Luther King Jr. had four children.