15 facts about Martin Luther King Jr. you might not know

Ismail Akwei January 15, 2019
Dr. King playing pool in Chicago in 1966. Photo: NYT

Legendary civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King Jr. born on January 15, 1929, and until he was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 39, he was a preacher who used the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience to fight for equality and justice.

King was an interesting person besides his known roles in social activism which led to his death. Posthumously, King continues to make waves and currently, all the states in the U.S. annually observe the third Monday of January as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Here are some facts about Dr King you might not know:

Last Edited by:Francis Akhalbey Updated: January 15, 2021


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