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Didja Know? MLK

February 1, 2013
Owensville High School



Didja Know? Martin Luther King, Jr.

Brittni Cebulak

 Didja know that 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.

 Didja know that in 1939, Martin sang with his church choir in Atlantaat the gala premiere of the movie Gone With The Wind?

 Didja know that MLK skipped the 9th and 12th grades in school and enteredMoorehouseCollegeat age 15?

 Didja know that MLK had Bachelor degrees in sociology and theology and that in 1955 he received his PH. D. fromBostonUniversity?

 Didja know that from 1957 until his death in 1968, MLK traveled more than 6 million miles? He gave over 2,500 speeches during his travels. He also wrote 5 books and had published countless numbers of articles in newspapers and magazines.

 Didja know that in 1964, at age 35, MLK was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

 Didja know that according to aGalluppoll, King is the second most admired person in the 20th century?

 Didja know that in a contest sponsored by the Discovery Channel, MLK was voted the 3rd Greatest American of all time?

 Didja know that presently there are 730+U.S.cities that have streets named after King?

 Didja know that King is 1 of 10 20th century world martyrs who has a statue at Westminster Abbey?

 

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