6 Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King, Jr.

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One of the world’s most famous advocates of non-violent social change strategies, Martin Luther King Jr. was a true man of peace. As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday, here are some facts about Dr. King’s life you may not know:

Was a Trekkie (a fan of the original “Star Trek” (1966) TV series).

Was a vegetarian.

Sang with his church choir at the 1939 Atlanta premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind.

There are 730+ U.S. cities that have streets named after him

MLK was an amazing dancer

He could shoot a basketball accurately with both hands


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