FIVE FACTS about dr. martin luther king, jr.
DID YOU KNOW?
1. Martin Luther King Jr. skipped two grades in high school, (9th and 11th), entering Morehouse College in 1944 at age 15.
2. His honeymoon was spent at a funeral parlor.
3. His house was bombed, during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted 385 days.
4. Martin Luther King Jr.'s autopsy revealed that stress had taken a major toll on his body. Despite being 39 years old at the time of his death, one of his doctors noted that he had "the heart of a 60 year-old."
5. Today, over 700 streets in the United States are named after Martin Luther King, Jr. There is one such street in nearly every major city.