The name Martin Luther King Jr will always play an important role in history. It is indeed an understatement to say that he is the most, if not, one of the most influential people in activism. He became popular for the roles he was able to play in American Civil Rights Movement. He made sure for the mentioned to be persistent, peaceful and at the same time, critical. During the said movement, this Baptist minister was able to deliver a thousand of speech. He got to travel countless of miles in order for equality to be fought. All of these are always found on interesting facts about Martin Luther King Jr.
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Despite of owning quite a high profile, well this is evident in a tenfold of buildings, parks, street and school names, there are still many facts about Dr. King that not all people are very much informed of. What are these?
It has been said that Martin Luther King Jr. was not really named that way initially. In the year 1930, Michael Sr. went to Germany. He was then inspired by the presence of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther. As this happened, the said father changed his own name. Since that, he found ways in order to change the name of his son too.
It was also not a secret that Dr. King was a bit inclined to cigarettes. This was the case even if he tried to keep the mentioned under certain covers. It was still discovered by friends, family and even photographers. From that, he was known to be a smoker for his entire lifetime.
Aside from the mentioned, Martin, up until now, is perceived as smart. Well, imagine being able to attend college as early as 15. That says a lot – right? This happened though because he was accelerated. He did not even have to go through grades nine and 12. These contributed to him being able to go to college earlier than expected. Aside from this, just at Morehouse College, Dr. King also became a part of the Alpha Phi Alpha. This is a fraternity. He then graduated in the year 1948. This gave him a degree in Bachelor of Arts in technology.
Another fascinating fact is that Dr. King actually won a Grammy. This was the result of his singing in his church’s choir. The mentioned was witnessed during his childhood. This was in the gala night, the premier of “Gone with the Wind.” However, Dr. King was not that popular for his skills in singing. As a matter of fact, it was only in the year 1971 when Dr. King was able to snatch a Grammy award for the category Best Spoken Word Album. This was considered to be a post honor because of his album.
Dr. King will always be a Trekkie too. He even became responsible in making Nichelle Nichols stay the first season of Star Trek. This is so unlikely.