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

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10 facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

People couldn’t clearly hear King’s speech.

King is the one of the 3 people who has a National Holiday in their honor, other being George Washington and Christopher Columbus.

MLK Jr. had 2 siblings.

The FBI mailed a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. accusing him of extramarital affairs and suggested him to commit suicide in 1964.

Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King were the parents of Martin Luther King Jr.

King was not the only one to die at the hotel. After he was killed, one of the hotel workers, Lorraine Bailey, upon seeing king being shot, had a heart attack and died.

George Raveling, former college basketball coach has the original typewritten “I have a dream” speech delivered by MLK Jr. Raveling was volunteer security guard at the event and King handed it to him after he addressed the audience. It is valued more than $3,000,000.

King Jr. wanted to marry a white cafeteria worker, but King Sr. viewed her as below his son’s station and was completely against it.

Samuel L. Jackson was part of the Civil Rights Movement. He ushered MLK Jr.’s funeral, and held the Morehouse College board of trustee’s hostage, including MLK Sr., in the 1969 student protest. He returned to study after a 2 year suspension.

In 1964, Coca-Cola struck a blow for civil rights, when few elites of Atlanta would not RSVP for MLK Jr.’s Noble Peace Prize banquet. When the company threatened to move their business elsewhere, the event sold out immediately.