What They Never Taught You About Martin Luther King Jr!

Public enemy number one! Check out the breathtaking facts about MLK Jr. that they never taught you in history class. Prepare to be surprised!

1. His Real Name

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The civil rights leader was actually born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. His pastor father traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader, Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his and his son’s names.

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