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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21, 2013 |

We all know that Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and a profound effect on the history of not just this country, but the entire world. This you know; here are some things that maybe you didn’t know:

  1. In 1934, five years after his birth, his family discovered Martin’s name had been recorded wrong on his birth certificate. The certificate said Michael King, so his name had to be legally changed to Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. In 1939, Martin sang with his church choir in Atlanta at the gala premiere of the movie Gone With The Wind.
  3. From 1957 until his death in 1968, he traveled more than 6 million miles and gave more than 2,500 speeches.
  4. In 1964, at age 35, he was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
  5. Dr. King was a vegetarian.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

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