9 things you might not know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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TEMECULA – Well respected, honored and appreciated for his civil rights activism, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rightfully earned his place as one of the most influential figures in American and world history. Through his religious teachings and social activism, Dr. King played a key role in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.While Dr. King lived a good portion of his life in the public eye, many facts of his life are not widely known. In honor of his birthday, Jan. 15, 1929, and Black History Month in February, the following are some interesting and less publicized facts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.1. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth name was not “Martin,” but “Michael.” Dr. King’s father traveled to Germany and became inspired by Protestant r
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