10 things you may not know about Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched for equal rights, fair housing and decent wages for all. He also won a Grammy award.

King’s life was full of so many incredible experiences and speeches, it’s easy to forget some of the things he actually accomplished. There’s just so much.

Before King was leading bus boycotts and freedom marches, he was entering Morehouse College – at 15. By the time he was 25, he earned his doctorate in systematic theology at Boston University.

King advocated for workers to receive fair wages and equal opportunities to buy homes. He also loved Star Trek. At a NAACP fundraiser, he convinced Nichelle Nichols to remain on the show after she told him she was leaving.

Nichols’ character, ‘Uhura,’ was groundbreaking and too important for her to walk away from he told her.

Who knew?

On today’s MLK Day holiday, take a look at ten other interesting and little known facts of King’s life. Some – or all- may surprise you.