In his efforts to fight segregation and inequality, King traveled more than six million miles and spoke more than 2,500 times.
King didn’t just focus on civil rights. In 1966, he began a campaign against poverty and urban inequality.
A follower of Gandhi’s non-violent principles, King also objected to the United States’ participation in the Vietnam War.
King was not just the leader of the civil right movement. He helped start it. As a result of Rosa Parks’s famous refusal to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, King led the black community in Montgomery, Alabama in the first nonviolent civil rights demonstration in the United States in 1955. The King-led boycott lasted for more than a year—382 days—until the country’s Supreme Court ruled that laws segregating buses were unconstitutional.
King is the only non-president with a national holiday in his honor.
King skipped two grades in high school and entered college at the tender age of 15 in 1944. By 19, he received a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He graduated with his PhD at the age of 25.
King was a vegetarian.
He was a fan of the original Star Trek television series from 1966
King is notably admired for his "I Have a Dream" speech delivered in 1963.
Although King today is often remembered as being an amazing public speaker, he got a C in public speaking during his first year at seminary.
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