マーティン・ルーサー・キング・ジュニア. 日: 5 surprising facts about the civil rights hero

While the civil rights leader may be most remembered for his iconic and oft-quoted “私には夢があります” address at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington, King did more than just dream during his lifetime.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: THE LIFE AND THE LEGACY

His non-violent approach to protest and social change saw him become the youngest man awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. 1年後, King participated in the Selma March, which resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act, legislation that helped African Americans exercise their right to vote.

アメリカとして. celebrates the life of the civil rights icon on Martin Luther King Jr. 日, here are five surprising facts you may not know about King.

He wasn’t named Martin at birth

King was born on Jan. 15, 1929 アトランタで, Ga., as Michael King Jr.

But King’s father Michael, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, became inspired by the work of Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther during a trip overseas to such places as Rome, エジプト, Jerusalem and Berlin for the Baptist World Alliance.

牧師. 博士. マーティン・ルーサー・キング・ジュニア。, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, spoke to thousands during his "私には夢があります" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, ワシントンで, D.C., 8月に. 28, 1963. (AP Photo/File)

牧師. 博士. マーティン・ルーサー・キング・ジュニア。, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, spoke to thousands during his “私には夢があります” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, ワシントンで, D.C., 8月に. 28, 1963. (AP Photo/File)

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