20 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr. You Probably Didn't Know
Interesting facts about Martin Luther King Jr.
When we think of Martin Luther King Jr., we usually think of him as a strong and resilient leader with a mighty voice and a beautiful passion for peace and human equality. Indeed he was that and so much more. He was a husband, a father, a pastor, and America’s greatest leader in the fight for civil rights. But what did he do before becoming the Martin Luther King Jr. we know today? What did he do in his downtime when he wasn’t delivering powerful speeches and marching bravely into the depths of danger to confront hate and injustice head on? Let’s get to know the great rev on a more personal level.
1. He was born Michael King Jr. In 1931, his father, Michael re-named himself after the German theologian Martin Luther and changed Michael Jr’s name as well.
2. He was 5ft 6.5in, weighed around 200-lbs and wore a size 10-11 shoe.