The only reason MLK was on the hotel balcony where he would be assassinated was because he was taking a break from a pillow fight in his room. As a sign of solidarity, shortly after King’s assassination the Black Panthers held one of the largest pillow fights in memory.
The domain “MartinLutherKing.org” is owned by the white supremacist group Stormfront.
Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States to observe Martin Luther King Day because he wrote a letter to Japan weeks before his death, requesting to visit the county and spread his message of peace.
Martin Luther King Jr’s assassin, James Earl Ray was once erroneously honored during a parade which intended to praise the actor James Earl Jones. Lauderdale, Florida accidentally created a plaque in January 2002 which read ‘Thanks James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive’.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s family filed a civil case in 1999, alleging that his assassination was the result of a police/federal conspiracy, and won. Their restitution? $100, to prove it was not for financial gain.