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German History

Martin Luther King in Germany

Did you know that Martin Luther King changed his name out of respect for Martin Luther after his first visit to Berlin in 1934? And did you know that in 1964 after a visit to West Berlin, American officials did not want to permit MLK to travel across the border to East Germany?  The following article also asks the question why Barack Obama referred to Kennedy and Reagan in his 2008 speech in Berlin and not to MLK . If you are interested in learning more, click here.

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