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15 things you may not know about Martin Luther King Jr.

Tribune News Service Logo Tribune News Service | Slide 1 of 16: Every year on the third Monday of January we remember the extraordinary life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. When we’re young, we typically learn about his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. In the last few years, King’s notable presence at the marches in Selma, Ala., has become a topic of discussion. But there are plenty of facts about Martin Luther King Jr. that you may not know. Here are a few.

Every year on the third Monday of January we remember the extraordinary life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. When we’re young, we typically learn about his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. In the last few years, King’s notable presence at the marches in Selma, Ala., has become a topic of discussion. But there are plenty of facts about Martin Luther King Jr. that you may not know. Here are a few.
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