1. Was born Michael King.
2. Attempted suicide after the death of his grandmother.
3. Skipped 2 grades and left for college before formally graduating high school.
4. Received a bachelors degree at age 19.
5. Wanted to become a doctor or lawyer at first.
6. Spent his honeymoon in a funeral parlor.
7. Was stabbed by a mentally ill woman.
8. Was a Star Trek fan.
9. Tapped by the FBI.
10. Despite rumors there is no evidence he had Communist ties.
11. Improvised the ending of the I Have A Dream speech on spot.
12. Youngest male to win Nobel Peace Prize.
13. Howard Thurman was one of his mentors.
14. Advocated against the Vietnam War.
15. Won posthumous Grammy and Medal of Freedom.
16. Favored partial reparations.
17. House was bombed.
18. Mother was assassinated as well.
19. His heart was 20 years older than him.
20. MLK Day is celebrated it two other countries.
21. Influenced by a trip to India.
22. Name is one more that 700 streets.
23. Idea of MLK Day was very divisive at first.
24. All 50 states didn't observe MLK until 2000.
25. Only U.S. citizen who never held office to have a holiday named after him.
26. Wanted to marry a white cafeteria worker.
I'll stop at 26 because 2+6=8. Happy MLK Day.
If I shall die before they wake, I pray the Lord my shades are safe.