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Fun Fact Friday – Rewind: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie!

Fun Fact Friday – Rewind: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie!

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we wanted to take this opportunity to rewind, and share one of our favorite Fun Fact Friday posts! Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek? It’s true! Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of Lieutenant Uhura, has told the

28 Aug 1963, Washington, DC, USA --- Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. waves to participants in the Civil Rights Movement's March on Washington from the Lincoln Memorial. It was from this spot that he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963. --- Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS

Lively Lessons: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to your classroom with these resources from Discovery Education Streaming. Dr. King was a pastor who led and inspired millions in the fight for equal rights. Dr. King advocated peaceful methods of resistance to unfair laws, such as boycotting buses that forced African Americans to ride separately and leading a march to Washington, D.C., to call for jobs and freedom for all. Though King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, his message of freedom and equality lives on.

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Fun Fact Friday: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie!

Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. was a fan of Star Trek? It’s true! Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of Lieutenant Uhura, has told the now-famous story of when she was considering quitting Star Trek, after the conclusion of the show’s first season. While she enjoyed being on the show, she

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