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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for January 15, 2013-For A King Celebrate (Vol.1, Iss.3)

Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern. Deuts...

Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern. Deutsch: 1964: Martin Luther King Português: Martin Luther King (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


For A King Celebrate


The world was given a gift 84 years ago when Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King gave birth to Martin Luther King, Jr.  The life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is recognized by men and women, young and old, people of every creed and color. Dr. King was an advocate for justice, equality, and peace for all mankind. Below are some little known facts about Dr. King:


10. Martin Luther King, Jr. day was not recognized as a paid national holiday by all 50 states until 2000. (TIME)


9. The U2 song, “Pride (In The Name of Love)” was written about Martin Luther King, Jr. (Post Chronicle)


8. He went to Morehouse College at the age of just 15. (BBC)


7. He is the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, at the age of 35. (Nobel)


6. He saved the original series of Star Trek by encouraging Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura, to stay on the show. (National Post)


5. Martin Luther King, Jr. died aged 39. He himself predicted he would not live to 40. (BBC)


To learn more about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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6 thoughts on “Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for January 15, 2013-For A King Celebrate (Vol.1, Iss.3)

  1. Anne Baluch on said:

    I’d love to study more about him 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    • Anne there is so much to learn about Dr. King. Every time I so more study I learn new things.

      • Anne Baluch on said:

        Trust me! Am very much into ‘Revolution’ these days, I found your post really interesting. Though shared a few of his revolutionary quotes on twitter as well.

  2. Awesome facts! And some of them I did not know.

  3. Val I live to learn new things and I love to share them with the masses. Dr. King was so many things to so many people, I am happy to find out new things about this iconic figure.

  4. Reblogged this on YoTrip-Words and Thoughts and commented:

    Still relevant today! For a King named Martin we will continue to celebrate

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