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One doesn’t have their very own national holiday and 900 streets named after them unless they are truly deserving. Nor does Gallup name you the second most beloved person in all of the 20th century without good reason.

Martin Luther King Jr. was aptly awarded all of the above. Today on the 46th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, he is being celebrated for the Civil Rights Movement hero that was. Sam Moore, of Sam & Dave, is releasing a song titled, “They Killed A King” in his honor, and tomorrow The National Civil Rights Museum is reopening — after a 16-month renovation — at the site of his assassination in Memphis.

Dr. King will always be known for his passion and achievements in the area of civil rights, but it is also worthwhile to remember what made him such a revered public figure was his dedication to numerous causes under the umbrella of human rights. Here are some you may not know Dr. King kept near and dear until his passing.

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