30 Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2017 10:07 am  |  Comments: 0  | Views: 101824
    

He was born with a different name: Michael, not Martin.

He was born with a different name: Michael, not Martin. The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son.

Sources: List25, History

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