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" little known facts about MLK Jr"


  

          

** Known now to the public as “I Have A Dream,” in reality those words were never included in the original draft of his 1963 speech. Instead, Martin Luther King Jr. ad libbed them as he stood up at the pulpit. The original draft is said to have had several names, including “The Normalcy Speech” and “A Cancelled Check.” It is thought to have been drafted in New York and then in Washington hours before the rally began


According to his co-authors for the speech, Dr. King was so busy with the march that even up to TWELVE hours before delivering it, he still did not have a firm idea what he was going to say. As co-author Clarence B. Jones stated in an interview, “the speech went on to depart drastically from the draft I’d delivered,” adding: “In front of all those people, cameras, and microphones, Martin winged it.”

(NOTE- if you listen to the whole speech, you can hear mahalia jackson shout "Tell them about the dream, Martin!" before he goes 'offscript')


** Martin Luther King Jr. day was not actually recognized as a paid national holiday by all 50 states until the year 2000.



** Although he was only 39 at the time of his death, autopsy results revealed the Civil Rights icon had the heart of a 60-year old. The doctor believed this was a result of the stress he endured in his years as a civil rights activist.


** Known as one of the most popular street names in the United States, there are over 900 streets named after Dr. King. At least 40 US states have at least one MLK Jr. road of their own.


** A little known present day fact, Dr. King’s “traveling bible” was used to swear in President Obama at his second inauguration.


** King donated all of the $54,123 (about $400,000 today) he received for his Nobel Peace Prize to the Civil Rights movement. During his acceptance speech, he stated “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”



** His “I Have a Dream” speech painted an even bigger target before on his back, not just with certain people in the general public, but with the FBI. This was a memo circulated throughout the FBI offices after the speech:

In the light of King’s powerful demagogic speech yesterday he stands heads and shoulders over all other Negro leaders put together when it comes to influencing great masses of Negros. We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security.

** His honeymoon was spent at a funeral parlor… not because someone died, simply because a friend owned the parlor and offered to let him use it for his honeymoon.

** King convinced “Uhura” on Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols (who incidentally later went on to work for NASA), to continue on with the role after the first season. Nichols stated he told her not to leave the show because she was not only playing a black person as a main character on TV, but she was also playing a character that didn’t conform to the stereotypical black person of the day, usually portrayed. Rather, Uhura was portrayed as an intelligent member of the crew and an equal to those around her.

This seems to have had the intended effect. Whoopi Goldberg once stated when she first saw the character of Uhura on TV, she said “Momma! There’s a black lady on TV, and she ain’t no maid!” It was partially because of this that Goldberg became a huge Star Trek fan and later pushed so hard to get a character on Star Trek the Next Generation, despite the disbelief of the producers that she’d actually want to be on the show.

Astronaut Ronald McNair, the second black person in space (who also died in the Challenger explosion), was inspired to become an astronaut because of the character of Uhura.


** Martin Luther King Jr. was nearly assassinated a decade earlier than his ultimate death. While on a book tour, signing copies of his book Stride Toward Freedom, on September 20, 1958, King was approached by Izola Ware Curry who asked him if he was Martin Luther King Jr., which he of course replied affirmatively. When he said he was, she said “I’ve been looking for you for five years.” She then pulled out a letter opener and stabbed him in the chest.

It took three full hours to remove the blade. The reason? The sharp point end of the blade was pressing against his aorta and the doctors had to be extremely careful while removing it because of this. The doctor, Dr. Maynard, told him after, “If you had sneezed during all those hours of waiting, your aorta would have been punctured and you would have drowned in your own blood.”

** King Jr. skipped two grades in high school, 9th and 11th, and entered college (Moorehouse College) at the tender age of 15 in 1944. By 19, he received a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

** He almost didn’t become a minister. After graduating from college, he still had serious doubts about Christianity and the Bible and told his father (who was a Baptist minister, as his grandfather had also been) that he didn’t want to be a minister and instead was considering becoming a doctor or a lawyer. He later decided that the Bible had “many profound truths which one cannot escape” and chose to become a minister, entering seminary at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He graduated with his PhD at the age of 25.

** Although King today is often remembered as being an amazing public speaker, he got a C in public speaking during his first year at seminary. This likely isn’t because he was actually bad at public speaking at this point. His father noted that even before going to seminary King Jr. was one of the best public speakers he’d seen. Whatever caused his professor to give him a C, by his final year King had straight A’s, was the valedictorian of his class, and the student body president.




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I just found out last month that his mother was assassinated.
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In church no less
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hoover died before her
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Racist ghosts never die
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      RE: Racist ghosts never die
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      RE: Racist ghosts never die
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wait what. can we get the story
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      Here's a bit more
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           wow. found some more details
Jan 16th 2015
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                thanks for this...it's crazy...
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It wasnt a white man it was
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RE: he got a C in public speaking ...hilarious
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This one is wild
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Fear of a black planet
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SMH
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no different than the FBI stating that fed black kids were a threat too
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His brother died of accidental drowning in 1969 at the age of 38
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Here's one.
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!
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I need more. I don't see a necessary conflict between
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      Man I've been speakin on Bayard Rustin forever
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HIs original name was Michael
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Thanks and interesting. I knew about half of these already but the
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Thank you for these, and to the folk who have added on
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We are all now official government threats
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How about when he almost married that white girl in Boston?
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hold up...WAIT!!!
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Martin.
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Lol quit playing around
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Started the progressive baptist movement after a hour long fistfight whe...
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wow
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      RE: wow
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More on Izola:
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was he really a pool playing pimp or is that made up by whitey?
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RE: was he really a pool playing pimp or is that made up by whitey?
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      that looks photoshopped. but ive been hearing he was a pimp since 97
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      Corona around the head, also head seems a little too big
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      Real.
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I walk around the corner, a man walk up, hit me in my chest, right?
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lmao
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I have a slight quibble with this one:
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Elaborate.
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      "adlibbed" / "freestyled" / "let the lord use him"
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I read once he was hell on the basketball court
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I just got an image of the Prince Chappelle sketch
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game....marchers
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He was Philip Banks in the pool hall too.
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great post...
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"Where were you, nigga?" -- Anyone know this MLK story?
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Buddy_Gilapagos
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1. "I just found out last month that his mother was assassinated. "
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Had no idea.

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2. "In church no less "
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and I have no doubt Hoover had a hand in that as well. And yet somehow, we were the one's designated as less than human.

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6. "hoover died before her"
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13. "Racist ghosts never die "
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But thank you for the correction

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15. "RE: Racist ghosts never die "
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LOFL

i'm stealing that bruh

  

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46. "RE: Racist ghosts never die "
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LOL


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17. "wait what. can we get the story"
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wow

  

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18. "Here's a bit more"
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Alberta King was shot and killed on June 30, 1974 by 23 year-old Marcus Wayne Chenault as she sat at the organ of the Ebenezer Baptist Church during a Sunday service.

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20. "wow. found some more details"
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http://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/22/obituaries/m-w-chenault-44-gunman-who-killed-mother-of-dr-king.html

  

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34. "It wasnt a white man it was "
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Black man who hated Christianity.
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3. "RE: he got a C in public speaking ...hilarious"
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4. "This one is wild"
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>** His “I Have a Dream” speech painted an even bigger
>target before on his back, not just with certain people in the
>general public, but with the FBI. This was a memo circulated
>throughout the FBI offices after the speech:
>
>In the light of King’s powerful demagogic speech yesterday
>he stands heads and shoulders over all other Negro leaders put
>together when it comes to influencing great masses of Negros.
>We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the
>most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation from the
>standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security.
>

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5. "Fear of a black planet"
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8. "SMH"
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>>
>>** His “I Have a Dream” speech painted an even bigger
>>target before on his back, not just with certain people in
>the
>>general public, but with the FBI. This was a memo
>circulated
>>throughout the FBI offices after the speech:
>>
>>In the light of King’s powerful demagogic speech yesterday
>>he stands heads and shoulders over all other Negro leaders
>put
>>together when it comes to influencing great masses of
>Negros.
>>We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the
>>most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation from the
>>standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security.
>>
>

  

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9. "no different than the FBI stating that fed black kids were a threat too"
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The morning breakfast programs the Black Panthers had put together for children in their communities were considered a threat to national security.


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7. "His brother died of accidental drowning in 1969 at the age of 38"
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MLK Sr buried two sons and a wife good gracious

  

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10. "Here's one. "
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Bayard Rustin, a gay man who was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, pacifism and non-violence, and gay rights, took leave from the War Resisters League in 1956 to advise Martin Luther King Jr. on Gandhian tactics. King was organizing the public transportation boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott. According to Rustin, "I think it's fair to say that Dr. King's view of non-violent tactics was almost non-existent when the boycott began. In other words, Dr. King was permitting himself and his children and his home to be protected by guns."

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All acquisition ends in dispersion
All life ends in death
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>Bayard Rustin, a gay man who was an American leader in social
>movements for civil rights, socialism, pacifism and
>non-violence, and gay rights, took leave from the War
>Resisters League in 1956 to advise Martin Luther King Jr. on
>Gandhian tactics. King was organizing the public
>transportation boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, known as the
>Montgomery Bus Boycott. According to Rustin, "I think it's
>fair to say that Dr. King's view of non-violent tactics was
>almost non-existent when the boycott began. In other words,
>Dr. King was permitting himself and his children and his home
>to be protected by guns."
>
>~ ~ ~
>All meetings end in separation
>All acquisition ends in dispersion
>All life ends in death
>- The Buddha
>
>|\_/|
>='_'=
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>Every hundred years, all new people

Just IMO though.

  

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21. "I need more. I don't see a necessary conflict between"
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believing in a non-violent civil rights movement and having weapons to personally protect and defend yourself and your family.


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27. "Man I've been speakin on Bayard Rustin forever"
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IMHO if it werent for Rustin, King probably would have turned uber-militant.

He was stone cold pacifist.

He had broken ribs, broken ankles etc, Did bids in solitary confinement but reminded PEACEFUL

Because of anti gay sentiment (and Rustin was OUT and PROUD), Rustin was pushed out but he was one of the first to go visit with Gandhi(still racist) and bring back the non-violent stand that Dr. King took.

If you get a chance check out
The Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters
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11. "HIs original name was Michael"
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his grandmother died of a heart attack and it cause him to attempt suicide due to guilt for not being there when he was supposed to.

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12. "Thanks and interesting. I knew about half of these already but the "
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Thing about his heart is crazy but makes sense and I never knew what grades he skipped or if he had skipped grades at all that had him at morehouse at 16

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16. "Thank you for these, and to the folk who have added on"
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19. "We are all now official government threats "
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Well-- more so.

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22. "How about when he almost married that white girl in Boston?"
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I always thought that must have been an interesting chapter in his life. I'd love to make that movie.


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25. "hold up...WAIT!!! "
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you talking about Malcolm or Martin?

  

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28. "Martin. "
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Fri Jan-16-15 09:39 AM by Buddy_Gilapagos

  

          

You see the story alot. I don't know if a great job has been done substantiating it. Scan this story for the name betty.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mlk-day-martin-luther-king-had-complicated-relationship-jfk-cheated-his-wife-1433078

I actually met David Garrow when he came to speak in my town in VA as a kid and one of the things that I remember him saying that he had heard many of the FBI tapes of MLK and he walked away with an even better opinion of MLK as a person.

I say that to say the person who put this forward wasn't trying to smear him.


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41. "Lol quit playing around"
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23. "Started the progressive baptist movement after a hour long fistfight whe..."
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The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Incorporated
(PNBC) is a convention of African-American Baptists
emphasizing civil rights and social justice.

It formed in 1961 after civil-rights-oriented Baptist
ministers, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. failed to replace
Joseph H. Jackson, the long-time head of the National Baptist
Convention (NBCUSA). The older group stood aloof from the
Civil Rights Movement that was often led by local Baptist
ministers. The dissidents nominated Gardner Taylor as
president of the NBCUSA.[1] After an hour-long fist fight
between reformers and standpatters, in which one eminent
elderly minister was accidentally killed, Jackson's supporters
won. King was purged from the NBCUSA and his goal of using the
united power of the black Baptist community to promote civil
rights came to nothing. His defeat prompted the formation of
the new group.[2]

https://books.google.com/books?id=SLMDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA16&ots=CcaFmyX_Ei&dq=rev%20arthur%20g%20wright%20death&pg=PA16#v=onepage&q=rev%20arthur%20g%20wright%20death&f=false

Folks made a flying wedge and bum rushed the stage, a minister
fell off and died, and an HOUR LONG fistfight broke out broken
up by 80 cops with nightsticks...

  

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Riot
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44. "wow"
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onaje
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47. "RE: wow"
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You know how mad you have to be to throw hands for an hour?

80 cops to break it up?

" we shall bust that ass... We shall bust that ass some
day..."


And I have never ever heard any discussion of this incident...
But it happened

  

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GHNO
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24. "More on Izola:"
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I had to go digging because I never knew about her or that incident....she's still alive!! A 98 year old former assassin....that's wild...
http://www.kentucky.com/2014/08/06/3368441/merlene-davis-would-be-king-assassin.html

  

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deejboram
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26. "was he really a pool playing pimp or is that made up by whitey?"
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and i heard ALL ABOUT bayard rustin
suprise his tea aint been spilled earlier

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29. "RE: was he really a pool playing pimp or is that made up by whitey?"
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http://seattletimes.com/art/mlk/photogallery/1966-68/photo01.jpg

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30. "that looks photoshopped. but ive been hearing he was a pimp since 97"
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42. "Corona around the head, also head seems a little too big"
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And the perspective is a bit off for the angle in which his head is supposedly turned.

I'd say photoshop.

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49. "Real."
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http://ashy2classy.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/mlk2.jpg

http://theimageworks.com/pub/nn047/rosa/images/thumbs/thumb9.jpg

http://forums.azbilliards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39640&stc=1&d=1175971960

How did he even have time for Jayzuz? He was Color of Money eynight.


http://static.squarespace.com/static/503935e6e4b011773393f0f9/t/50fd3576e4b000014e7bdcb5/1358771575392/martin-luther-king-being-arrested.jpg

"Na, yall can take me in... but... you need to admit... I'm killin this hat right now." (c) Mahtin

Da bayball, babeh. (c) Charlie Kelly.

  

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31. "I walk around the corner, a man walk up, hit me in my chest, right?"
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I fall on the ground, right? And I look up and it's Dr. Martin Luther King. I said 'Dr. King?' and he said 'Ooops, I thought you were some body else.

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"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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37. "lmao"
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oops!
that's the part that always gets me

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32. "I have a slight quibble with this one:"
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"* Known now to the public as “I Have A Dream,” in reality those words were never included in the original draft of his 1963 speech. Instead, Martin Luther King Jr. ad libbed them as he stood up at the pulpit. The original draft is said to have had several names, including “The Normalcy Speech” and “A Cancelled Check.” It is thought to have been drafted in New York and then in Washington hours before the rally began"



Two months before the historic March on Washington in 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made his message heard loud and clear at Detroit's Cobo Arena.
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38. "Elaborate. "
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To me it's a bit strange because is it really surprising to hear that a Preacher "ad libbed".

Anyone familiar with a black church would say that's par for the course.

It's like making a special note that a rapper "Ad libbed" "mic check, mic check, 1,2,1,2" while performing on stage.

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43. ""adlibbed" / "freestyled" / "let the lord use him""
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i think the story is that the crux of the dream speech/sermon had been delivered once before, hence m. jackson having heard it

but it was not a part of the initial 'cancelled check' notes

but towards the end of the planned speech, the energy was kinda flat (my opinion) &, on mahalia's word, dr king went 'offscript' into the dream speech

which was basically just him flowing from the survival scrolls



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33. "I read once he was hell on the basketball court "
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And for some reason it made me chuckle

  

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36. "I just got an image of the Prince Chappelle sketch"
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45. "game....marchers"
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48. "He was Philip Banks in the pool hall too."
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http://ashy2classy.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/mlk1.jpg

Da bayball, babeh. (c) Charlie Kelly.

  

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39. "great post..."
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"yes, sometimes my rhymes are sexist, but you lovely bitches and hos should know i'm tryin to correct it"- hiphopopotamus

  

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40. ""Where were you, nigga?" -- Anyone know this MLK story?"
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I've heard it a few different times, and tried to find it online. Came up with nothing.

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"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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