October 31, 2017

How the Reformation (and a Baptist Meeting) Changed MLK's Name

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. The German monk who launched it - Martin Luther - now shares his name with another famous reformer: Martin Luther King Jr. How did MLK - who was not born with the Luther name - get that name? A Baptist meeting in Germany!

I tell the story in a new piece for Word&Way. Check it out: How the Reformation (and a Baptist Meeting) Changed MLK's Name. And happy Reformation Day!

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