| 20 Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Debbie McDaniel
As a minister, leader, civil rights activist, and effective communicator, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired many by his words of wisdom and life. He helped to change the mindset of generations with his challenge to live free.
But his life was also characterized by hardship and struggle, obstacles and trials. Though his life was not perfect, it’s said that he was most influenced by the words and teachings of Jesus. Through opposition and even through death, Dr. King overcame because of the power of Christ. Through peaceful means, choosing love and forgiveness, willing to stand courageously for what was right, the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. still challenges us today.