10 Obscure facts about Martin Luther King Jr

  • docfester

    Odd thing this day, about the only ones with the day off are GOVERNMENT employees….

    • George

      And banks.

    • Franklin1138

      I had the day off and I'm not a government or bank employee. Oddly, my kids DID NOT get the day off…

  • nope

    Assassinated while with hookers. Cool story, bro.


    You guys are really taking this as a day off????? Only banks and schools get this day! get back to work!!!

  • PubicJones

    He was also a drunken wife beater who had numerous orgies with white prostitutes. He wasn't that great you brainwashed liberals. He was a phony.

    • Anonymous

      He did sleep with hookers. He fucked your mom and sister.

    • DexLargo

      Ever hear of ad hominem attacks? They're a logical fallacy, you know. None of that takes a single thing away from all of the good that he did.

    • dirtysteve99

      brainwashed liberals? So now, if you respect a civlil rights campaigner, you're brainwashed?
      but, what if you're right?!!!?!!

    • Nameless

      If someone is a phony and his actions cause a huge positive effect on everyone else how does that make him any less of a great man?

  • um_yeah

    Thank you sir for your kind works and accomplishments. Chive, I appreciate the post but the Late MLK Jr would have one thing to say….. Mind the gap in a shade of dark?? PLLEEEZE!!

    • PubicJones

      He also plagiarized most of his dream speech from a 50s preacher and got through college using the same method.

      • Ganderat

        Who was the preacher?

        • PubicJones

          Archibald Carey.

      • dirtysteve99

        can we ban pubicjones?

      • DexLargo

        …and Michael Jackson didn't invent the moonwalk, but it's forever identified with him. What's your point?

        • PubicJones


  • anon

    #9 is wrong he didn't make it up there he had given the i have a dream in Detroit in june of 1963

  • anon

    It’s sad how civil rights has been twisted since the days of MLK. He was a great man who changed the world for the better.

  • John

    Not that it matters to some but #7 is a 12 year old girl who (shocker) says dumb shit. More of an indictment on our education system and the newspaper who put a child on blast for the world to ridicule for being a child.

    P.S.there was also a white 12 year old boy who also thought MLK freed the slaves.

  • shoobydoo

    chive you guy's are fucking up today


    #5 Pontiac, MI…??

  • Rex Crotch

    You forgot to mention the numerous out if wedlock illegitimate children he had!!

    • Nameless

      Just spreading the love buddy


    Nope, Detroit..

  • Dan

    You should do a post on all the white girls MLK loved so much. He wasn't all that interested in banging black girls.

  • Wiley

    Chive has the day off and I (among many others I'm sure) have to work 😦
    I guess my afternoon will be spent scrolling random chive posts…

  • Adrenalin

    Um,Mark Zuckerberg name change inbetween all this??

    • chiver

      ya wtf?

  • https://www.facebook.com/BigDaddyLuvv Bill Ivory

    This is ALL we get today??? Lemme get this straight, you took off between Christmas & New Years,…. and now,…. MLK Day (when I've got to work)? Just can't help but ask WTF?

  • Unfkngblvbl

    …..and The Chive

  • Justarandomguy

    My brother celebrates this as James Earl Ray day, after the guy that assassinated MLK.

    • dirtysteve99

      your brother is a dick.

    • Rndomwhiteguy

      your brother is a sad human being, may god have mercy on his soul

  • Andrew


    Raise your hand if this street is where 99% of all the murders on the news occur in your town.

    • Big Nerd

      type #5 is how that is done here

  • ChuckNorrisisisisBeard

    #5 … And the MLK streets are near or in the most dangerous parts of the city. Sad irony…

    • Nameless

      Possibly to inspire agaisnt the Ghetto behavior?

  • thom

    Reverend Jackson smeared Martin's blood on his shirt and insisted on holding him until cameras got there. Hard to believe MLK would hangout with a scumbag like Jackson.

    God Bless MLK Jr.

    • George


  • Jer

    Thank You for the post guys, have a good day off.

  • http://twitter.com/danieljillm @danieljillm

    No day off here…at the office working hard as usual. RIP MLK

  • Bearman

    Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican There's a fact hardly anyone knows about him.

    • Honest

      Yep. Don't believe he actually shares the same feelings as Pic 1.

      • JAS

        To be fair, seeing Obama accept the presidency was a wonderful thing. The fact that we had a black president was a beautiful sight. As for what he's done during his term of office, well that's a different story.

        • WSU

          Again, as everyone loves to say. "Well he just hasn't been very good while he's been in office." That's really ballsy to say considering how candid it is. I am very proud of you and every other ticker watcher who says, well the polls say people don't like him. Personally, I like my politicians staying low and quiet. I like my politicians to not involve themselves in a screaming match just to win an election.

      • PopsiclePete

        Well, he can't share any feelings…he's dead.

    • Mike Ock

      I wonder why no civil rights leaders talk about that? King told everyone they needed to get off their fat asses and work. This is totally against everything the movement currently conveys. He would be disgraced at what the black community has done for itself.

      • Markus

        Please cite examples of how this is against what the civil rights movement is about right now? That is an extremely offensive statement and is not grounded in reality at all.

        Also, the Republican party today does not come close to resembling the Republican party 40 years ago. Very few people that were Republicans back then would still be accepted into the party now.

        • Obama

          stay in school don't worry there is still hope yet.

        • mick0311

          Sharpton and Jackson.

        • mod

          I recall his daughter (I believe?) on Glenn Beck a year or so ago talking about this. Google it…

          I'm sure there's those that will blow it off since it was on FNC though

      • just_some_guy

        Are you honestly making the pretense of speaking for a dead man; and not only a dead man, but an exceptionally famous dead man who did more with his life than probably anyone on this board will EVER do?

        Yeah, that's a good one.

        • Nameless

          If we do it for jesus we can do it for mlk buddy

    • Jeff

      The Republican Party today is nothing like the Republican Party of King's time. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, too. Doesn't mean anything.

      • neddy boy

        1 intelligent comment in a sea of trolls…

      • mick0311

        What is so different? They don't choose to see everything through the prism of race, gender, sexual orientation…. Maybe that's the better position, instead of lumping everyone into protected classes that can be convinced individually that the Republicans are out to get them. Those class groups are preyed upon every election cycle, then forgotten about once the Dems are elected. I'm not saying that the left doesn't come up with some good stuff every once in a blue moon, but it is generally a child's mindset. That is why they continue to hold the youth vote and the black vote. One is just stupid, and the other will vote for a corpse with a (D) next to it. As the saying goes; "If you're not a liberal under the age of 30 ,you have no heart. If you don't lean to the right after 30, you have no brain."

        • j22

          I was going to add to what you said, but it is so well put and unbiased I don't wanna put a "right" spin on it.

        • Craig

          Way to ruin that Churchill quote! Its actually:

          If you're not a liberal when you're 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative when you're 40, you have no head.

          • http://www.theChive.com Rusty_Dreams

            Actually, there is no evidence Churchill ever said this. Churchill historians say it doesn't match his own life anyway and can't imagine him saying it at all. This quote has been attributed to a number of people in twentieth century history. However, researchers have found the oldest version of this being said by eighteenth century French historian and statesman François Guizot. Of course, it was spoken in French and used the terminology of the time. It has been translated and used, or attributed to, English speakers in a phrase that matches or closely matches what you have written in your comment.

        • ThatGuy

          >not seeing things through the prism of sexual orientation.

          Bo you must be tripp'n

    • herb

      Given his pro-civil rights, anti-war, and pro-universal healthcare stances, I'm sure he'd fit right in alongside the modern GOP.

      (Don't forget LBJ's "Southern Strategy" helped to sift the Democratic and Republican parties to their current ideological positions.)

    • FYI

      The people who keep mentioning he was a "Republican", forget he lived in a time when the Republican & Democratic parties were very different from today. The parties changed and flipped. The hateful southern Democrats were like the Republicans of today. If King (who was called a Communist, Socialist, agitator, community organizer…oh the irony) were alive today, he would without a doubt be a Democrat.

      • j22

        I was a southern republican. I'm not hateful. Why do people believe this lie about republicans?

        Kinda related: The republican and dem parties flipped. They can do it again. You always have your choice:

        Fiscally conservative (or so they say)
        Socially conservative

        Fiscally Liberal (with your money)
        Socially Liberal (or so they say)

        The OLD Republican Party (Now Libertarian)
        Fiscally Conservative
        Socially Liberal

        I would like to think MLK would be the latter of the three. I think he would be smart enough to see the circle of perpetual poverty a welfare state creates and alternatively, the foolishness of trying to control people's private lives in a free society.

    • Guest

      Actually, he wasn't..
      "I feel someone must remain in the position of non-alignment, so that he can look objectively at both parties and be the conscience of both—not the servant or master of either."
      "I don't think the Republican party is a party full of the almighty God nor is the Democratic party. They both have weaknesses … And I'm not inextricably bound to either party."

    • anti-chris

      MLK was a socialist too. And probably would be against about everything Republican Pary is about now and Fox news would label him a terrorist and America-hater, etc.

      • mod

        At least if Fox says it, then people would know it. Besides, I'm sure that MSN would never say anything negative about King. Or do you get your 'news' from Comedy Central?

    • kdbruceintx

      people dont like hearing that about MLK, but ur right he was a pro-life conservative

    • Jesse

      So was Lincoln and many African Americans after that because of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Anonymous

    Southern Marksmanship Day!

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