THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT MLK? THINK AGAIN
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is America's most famous civil rights leader and one of the world's most celebrated thinkers and orators. As the 50th anniversary of his assassination approaches, the federal holiday that celebrates his birth and legacy takes on special meaning. From Selma, Ala., to Washington, D.C., King's courage and triumphs have been well documented -- but there's also plenty you probably don't know about the greatest icon of justice, freedom, and equality in American history.