There are some parts of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s story that we know by heart. We know about the dream he had for the country, about the bridges he fought to cross, about the words he shared from his pulpits.
And we know how he left us -- from the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, and far too soon.
But even 48 years after his death, these facts don't tell us the whole story. There's plenty more to learn about King's life and legacy.
Here, eight lesser-known facts about one of the most well-known figures in American history.