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  • Approved for CNN

  • Posted January 14, 2011 by
    Wartburg, Germany
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Revisiting civil rights history

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    Martin Luther King Jr. What's in a Name


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Historians don't totally agree on how Martin Luther King, Jr., got his name. seeitnow shares one of the fascinating theories: That MLK, Sr. attended a religious convention in Germany, learned about Martin Luther, and was so moved that he changed both his and his son's names from Michael King to Martin Luther King. The other theory - a bit less exciting - holds that King's name was simply written incorrectly as Michael on his birth certificate.
    - rachel8, CNN iReport producer

    JFK, FDR, MLK.  Jr., All the initials of greatness that virtually everyone learns about in school. We all know the names but did you ever wonder what exactly is in a name? Take a fascinating two minute journey with me and learn something you might not have known about one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders in America, Martin Luther King Jr.


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    Percy von Lipinski


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    Tracy Bymoen

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