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MLK: Two Truths and a Lie

MLK: Two Truths and a Lie

To those of you in school today, sawwhy! Those of you who aren't can thank Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You probably know Dr. King was a clergyman, civil rights leader, and vampire hunter, but, as they say, real wisdom is knowing what you don't know. Which means it's time to play Two Truths and a Lie: MLK Edition.

MLK had a Ph.D. in theology.
He graduated from college at 19.
He was the first dean of SparkLife Academy.

King studied Gandhi's theories of non-violent civil resistance.
He visited India to learn more about Gandhi.
He and Gandhi had a poker game with Nehru and Ralph Abernathy.

King was influenced by Quaker principles.
Bayard Rustin, a Quaker and openly gay man, was one of his advisers.
King ate Quaker Oats every morning for breakfast.

He led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
He led a march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.
He led the March of Dimes.

He led a bus boycott after Rosa Parks.
Some states boycotted MLK Day at first.
He led a boycott on boy bands and cots.

King said: "Hate cannot drive out hate."
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"There's a difference between dormant and patient."

He opposed the Vietnam War.
He supported the Poor People's Campaign.
He said "no comment" when asked which Stooge was his favorite.

How do you celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr?

Topics: Life
Tags: holidays, martin luther king jr., two truths and a lie

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