‘I CAN DO small things in a GREAT WAY’

Each year on M.L.K. weekend, I reflect on how

Martin Luther King positively impacted our world for peace and how I can become more impactful in my classroom of life as well!’ 

Here are 7 facts ‘little-known facts’ concerning the life and legacy of M.L.K. Jr. 

  • 'I have a dream' speech was improvised.
  • His birth name was Michael King.
  • King decided at college to become a preacher.
  • He was arrested more than 25 times.
  • He wrote five books.
  • He survived previous assassination attempts.
  • He was a Trekkie (continued below…)

Furthermore, Nichelle Nichols, better known as the original Lt Nyota Uhura in Star Trek, was once introduced to someone claiming to be "her biggest fan" - Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Nichols had resigned from her ground-breaking role on Star Trek days before they met at an awards ceremony. But when she informed King she planned to leave the show, she told the Television Academy Foundation, King was adamant that she could not abandon the iconic role. 

"He said: 'For the first time on television we will be seen as we should be seen every day, as intelligent, quality, beautiful people… who can go into space,'" Nichols recalled.

With that being said, before beginning to write this blog post, I didn’t realize M.LK. was a ‘Trekkie!’ 😂 I loved watching Star Trek growing up. How about you? Any Trekkies reading our team’s blog now? 

The Star Trek crew led by the legendary Admiral James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise discovered new planets and fought for peace and equality like Dr. King. 

How about you? Are you a peacemaker or a peace breaker? I’ve spent the last 30 years serving others in the educational profession as a classroom teacher, school counselor, dean as well as a Life Design Coach. 

Everyday I try my best to follow Dr. King’s quote below… Currently, I’m doing small things in a GREAT WAY to positively impact my classroom of life or sphere of influence via: life coaching, podcasting, speaking at events, writing a book and ‘giving back’ through our Life is a Classroom Foundation. 

How are you positively giving back in your classroom of life? Please feel free to share how your impacting your sphere of influence. 

-Coach N.-

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