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01/15/2016 01:36 pm ET

Martin Luther King Facts They Didn't Teach You In School

The civil rights leader would have been 87 today.

Jan. 15 marks the birthday of iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 87 today had his life not been cut tragically short. To celebrate the life of the iconic activist, check out the video above to learn a few things your teacher may not have mentioned in your history class. 

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