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29 Things You Might Not Have Known About 'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin

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25. She Was Linked With Martin Luther King Jr.
As a teen, she travelled with Martin Luther King Jr., singing in his church choir. Dr. King was a friend of Franklin's father's and would be an occasional house guest at their home, so she knew him well. 

"Well, he and my dad were great friends and my dad from time to time, being the older gentleman would counsel Dr. King sometimes. I always had a great admiration for him and his sense of decency and the justice that he wanted. He was a good man," Franklin told Ebony.