10 Obscure facts about Martin Luther King Jr

  • Ben

    #5 and there all the most crime ridden areas!

    • james699

      Ironically true. I wouldn’t be out on MLK Way after dark. Now that Seattle has changed King county letter heads to be named after Martin Luther King I hope it doesn’t have the same effect LOL

      Jokes aside RIP Dr King we still have work to do

    • Anonymous

      Fucking idiot. I’m sure you meant they’re. But “you’re” probably too ignorant to learn English.

  • Anonymous

    I shot my gun to celebrate

  • cj

    #7 mlk freed the slaves? okay….

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure he’s upset With the way his race acts today

  • Perry Noid

    And you don't want your car to break down on any one of them … no matter what city you're in.

    • Steve Digger

      No sheet!!! Worse part of any town has MLK. We had Caesar Chavez Blvd in LA, Calif too just to box in and define the trash area of LA.

  • Dickface

    #5 Ever wonder why MLK Blvd is always in the shittiest part of town?

  • Josh

    Good man, great message! Peace, equality, love, humility, perseverance… the world is better for having known his life, and at a time when it desperately needed someone like him

  • Biggus Dickus

    #5 Ever wonder why MLK Blvd is always in a shitty part of town regardless of what town you're in?

  • Anonymous

    #7 untrue. It’s not a nationally recognized holiday. AZ doesn’t recognize it and untill they do it will remain that way. if you get paid to be off today its because your job likes you. I had to work and wasn’t paid holiday pay and I work for Costco so its not some mom and pop operation.

    • Josh olson

      I live in Nebraska and my kids had school today. I work for Johnson Controls and all the non union employees had the day off but us union guys had to work it like a regular day. MLK should be a national holiday if governments and banks are closed.

      • Telo

        Really? Union electricians got it off in Seattle, I’m in the elevator union, not a holiday for us.

    • Anonymous

      Federal and state is different. Federal = national.

  • Capt. Obvious

    How about the fact that he was a Republican?

  • Capt. Obvious

    And Nelson Mandela is a terrorist. He planned bombings that killed innocent people. You don't think he spent all that time in jail for nothing, do you?

  • dirtysteve99

    We now have enough comments on the fact that MLK was republican, and that the streets named after him ore often in shitty areas.
    Please stop.

  • poopstainsonurmom

    Yeah, Leo, you aren't very good at this stuff. Maybe you should be more behind the scenes instead of putting up pics? You've got some racist issues going on here. You picked out the pics. You could have found some that didn't mock black people.

    • Ricco

      Fuck you shitstain, go eat watermellons with the rest of them

  • Xtina

    Um, I live in AZ and yes it is recognized. Its a state holiday, no school, mail, state employees are off, banks closed…..

  • m l queen

    Nvm the fact that he favored white prostitutes and often beat them. Fact.

  • bollyver

    We can put it to bed now, the chive is NOT racist, but I had to work today and would like to know when Rodney King is going to get his day?

  • TheJesus

    I'm all for the irreverent fun we have at The Chive, but good God, some of the comments here make me weep for this country. Read Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and learn a little about the odds this great man faced.

    • Anonymous

      Try to get the original letter and original diary. You’d be surprised how different they are from the ones today. If your old enough to remember he wrought a different diary explaining that the government paid him to do the speeches and were the ones who first put him up t it. He started this campaign to make money not help. I still have one of the original diaries before they tried to destroy them

  • Joe

    #3 picture has nothing to do with MLK Jr. Should be in the DAR

  • 413

    I can’t figure out if the chive is racist, or just the jackasses that frequent it…

  • Mr. Scott

    I'm kind of surprised this is from Leo. I guess they're punishing him.

  • Anonymous

    I like him because he was a republican! Im not sure why any hard working blue collar americans would be democrats, especially african americans?

  • countyboy

    My daddys funny friends In all white burned a cross in the back yard to day?

  • Steve Digger

    Hey dummies, only government workers, bankers, and associated people who do not work for a living get the day off. The rest of us got up at 5am to start their 5-day drudgery.

    We didn't get the day off and neither should CHIVE! WTF man? Is it so hard to ask you folks to make our day? This isn't a legal holiday ya know. Just a BS no government and no banking holiday. Cripes. Get off your duffs and put up DAR!!! Damn your laziness!!!

    • George

      There are no "legal holidays." There are days that the government recognizes (known as federal and/or state holidays) and then there are days that individual businesses CHOOSE to recognize. TheChive chose to recognize this day. Your employer did not. Get over it.

      • Steve Digger

        No private employer gives this day off. Get over yourself good buddy. BTW, legal holidays are those that require overtime if worked, Christmas, 4th of July, etc., those are legal holidays. Government holidays such as this worthless excuse for an equality holiday is only for lazy people who don't really work anyway, ala government employees….

    • Ssgt sun

      You’re right, the government doesn’t work for a leaving. Especially the military

  • Michael

    Just don't call him Dr.! While working on his dissertation for his doctoral degree at Boston University, he heavily plagiarized from another author who had done research on a subject similar to King's. As academic committee later found that over half of King's work was plagiarized, yet because King was dead by this time, the college did not revoke his doctorate. The committee ruled that revoking the title of a deceased individual would serve no purpose. (It was also discovered that King's famous I HAVE A DREAM speech was also not his own. He stole it from a sermon by Archibald Carey, a popular black preacher in the 1950's.) (Source: Panel Confirms Plagiarism by King at BU" by Charles A. Radin, The Boston Globe, October 11, 1991)

  • John

    Where is the fact about how he was guilty of adultery on multiple accounts?

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