Five Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

Known best for leading the Civil Rights Movement in this country, King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Here are some more facts about the man we honor today.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in honor of the man who was born on Jan. 15, 1929. 

Known best for leading the Civil Rights Movement in this country for standing up against segregation and racial discriminating, he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

According to mlkonline.net, in:

1955 Received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston University

1963 Wrote 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' arguing that it was his moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.

1964 Won the Nobel Peace Prize

1968 Was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. 

In 1964, King became the first black American to be honored as Time magazine's 'Man of the Year.'

Source: mlkonline.net/bio.html

Mike Tallarico January 16, 2012 at 06:52 PM
A great man taken from us much too soon. Remembering Dr. King for the envelopes he pushed and what he did for our country.
Debbie L. Sklar January 16, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Mike: Thanks for your comments. Today is a special day for many.
Margaret Hood May 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM
He also beat his wife, plagiarized his thesis that got him the PhD and embezzled money to pay for white hookers. There are far greater black men and women we can look up to.
Jaxon Vroman May 30, 2012 at 12:45 AM
The fact that man had his dark side doesn't prevent his accomplishments from placing him among the most infuential and important people of all time.


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