1. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s original name was Michael Luther King, Jr.
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. added the "I have a dream" line during his speech, it was improvised.
  3. Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barbara Walters were all born in the same year.
  4. In 1964, the FBI mailed Martin Luther King, Jr. a letter accusing him of extramarital affairs and suggesting he should commit suicide.
  5. Martin Luther King Jr. plagiarized a significant portion of his doctoral dissertation from one written by another student 3 years earlier.
  6. Martin Luther King Jr. had previously used his "dream" rhetoric many times before his famous speech in other lesser-known speeches.
  7. Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed 29 times.
  8. Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize until Malala won it on 2014.
  9. Martin Luther King Jr. is a Grammy Award winner for Best Spoken Word Album.
  10. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last public speech foretold his death.
  11. Martin Luther King Jr. required hours of delicate surgery to remove a steel letter opener from his chest in 1958.
  12. When notified of his selection for the Nobel , Martin Luther King Jr. announced he would turn over the prize money to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
  13. Over 900 streets in the United States are named after Martin Luther King Jr.
  14. Martin Luther King Jr. received a C+ in public speaking at seminary school.
  15. Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge Star Trek fan.
  16. Martin Luther King Jr.'s family doesn't believe James Earl Ray killed him. Instead, they say it was the owner of the restaurant where he was killed, with the Mafia and the U.S. government involved.
  17. The bullet that wounded Martin Luter King, Jr. entered through his right cheek, smashing his jaw, then traveled down his spinal cord before lodging in his shoulder.
  18. Martin Luther King, Jr. long opposed American involvement in the Vietnam War.
  19. Martin Luther King Jr. had Irish ancestry through his paternal great-grandfather.
  20. Martin Luther King Jr.'s mother was also slain by a bullet.
  21. Martin Luther King Jr. is the only American citizen, non-president, to have a U.S. national holiday in his honor.
  22. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his wedding night in a funeral home, since there were no honeymoon suites for African-Americans.
  23. After the assassination of JFK in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. said to his wife, "This is what is going to happen to me also. I keep telling you, this is a sick society."
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