The Martin Luther King Jr Holiday was created to celebrate the many contributions the civil right leader made to our society and world. While we enjoy a nice long weekend let’s take a look at a few facts that you may not have known.
Martin Luther King Jr would have turned 87 this week.
Martin Luther King Jr was not his original name. It was Michael King Jr.
He was a middle child.
He skipped the 9th and 11 grades and went to Morehouse at the age of 15.
He was only 39 years old when he was assassinated.