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5 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.Wibbitz
5 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr. Every January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday. King Jr., who would have turned 91 in 2020, was born on January 15. Here are 5 facts about the legendary activist. 1. His given name at birth was Michael King Jr. 2. He earned a doctorate in systematic theology from Boston University in 1955. 3. Throughout the civil rights movement, Dr. King went to jail thirty times. 4. He posthumously won a Grammy in 1971 for best spoken word recording. 5. Dr. King was a big fan of the sci-fi TV show 'Star Trek.'