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Martin Luther King Jr. remains as the towering civil rights figure of our time. In the many years since his tragic passing, Dr. King’s legacy has remained largely intact.

While the “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington more than 50 years ago immortalized him, there are other interesting and valuable facts about the icon that should be known on the federal holiday that celebrates his born day (which is actually January 15).

Remembering the example of Dr. King is especially resonating this week as we see a living example of King’s “dream” in President Barack Obama hand over the reigns to the White House to President-Elect Donald J. Trump. If there has ever been a more well-timed moment to harken back to what King stood for, now is that time.

Hip-Hop Wired looks at 10 Valuable Facts about Martin Luther King Jr. Let us know if we missed anything in the comments.

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