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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About MLK

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About MLK

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1. King skipped grades nine and twelve before enrolling at Morehouse College at 15 years old.

Young Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2. King was jailed 29 times for acts of civil disobedience and trumped-up charges.

Civil Disobedience Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

3. King's "I Have A Dream" speech was not his first at the Lincoln Memorial. Six years earlier he spoke during the prayer pilgrimage for freedom.

Lincoln Memorial Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

4. King narrowly escaped an assassination attempt a decade before his death while at a book signing in Harlem, New York City.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in New York

5. King and George Washington are the only two Americans to have had their birthdays observed as a national holiday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day