In honor of Monday being Martin Luther King Day, todays fact is about Martin Luther King, Jr.
The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. However in 1934 his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son.
Source: www.history.com, Wikimedia Commons