5 Facts About Martin Luther King
Today we recognize Dr. King on the observed holiday. Here a few interesting facts we found on Martin Luther King Jr.
King will be featured on the $5 bill in 2020
The march on Washington into the iconic "I have a dream" speech will be depicted on the back of the $5 bill in 2020.
King Questioned His Faith
After graduating college when he was 19, he felt doubtful with aspects of the bible but soon felt the bible held undeniable truths.
Over 900 Streets in the U.S. are named after Martin Luther King
11 states in the U.S. without a street named after King are North Dakota, New Hampshire, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Maine, Montana ,South Dakota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Martin Luther King Sr. and the German name connection
"Martin Luther King Sr., whose given name was Michael King, chose the name Martin Luther for himself and for his young son after visiting the region of eastern Germany where Martin Luther, the Father of the Reformation, was born, lived and worked.."
MLK Day was established around his Birthday
MLK Day is observed on the third Monday in January. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983. However, it wasn't until 1999 when all states finally observed the law.