A man who changed the country with a dream of all men and women being treated as equals. Stay tuned for more with our Top 5 facts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for kids. Starting out with fact #1, Dr. King was a smart young man. He was so smart that he skipped two grades in high school, 9th and 11th, and entered Morehouse College at the age of 15 in 1944. With Fact #2, Dr. King was not born with the name Martin.
The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. His name was changed after his father traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. Later, King Sr. changed his own name as well as his son’s name too. Another Interesting fact with Fact #3 is about Dr. King and the Grammy Awards. Now the average person that thinks about the Grammy Awards as music, but Dr. King actually won a Grammy Award. That is right in 1970, Dr. King won the Best Spoken Word Recording Grammy for his speech, “Why I oppose the War in Vietnam.” Coming to you with Fact #4, Dr.
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, TN, but this was not the 1st attempt to kill him. On September 20, 1958, King was in Harlem signing copies of his new book when a woman tried to kill him by stabbing him with a seven-inch letter opener in the chest. King would survive after having emergency surgery With our final fact, Dr. King worried a lot. Because of his fight for equal rights, he had a lot of stress and after his death even though he was only 39 years old, one of the doctors noted that his heart was like the heart of a 60-year-old man at his death.
And that is all with our Top 5 facts about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for kids. We hope you enjoyed this educational video for students sharing cool facts from his biography, and if you have some fun facts you would like to share about Dr. King, please share them in the comments and we can’t wait to read them..
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