Short Guy Central

Short Guy Central

Join the first and largest community of short men in the world!

  Short Guy Central | The Largest Online Community Of Short Men  Discuss anything in our forums!
  Short Guy Central | The Largest Online Community Of Short Men  Comment on articles and leave reviews!
  Short Guy Central | The Largest Online Community Of Short Men  Buy, Trade & Sell in our marketplace!



By Joining you agree to our terms, privacy policy and site rules

Already have an account?
 Short Guy Central News
Great Short Men: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Motivation   Monday, January 18, 2016   0 Comments
0/5 from 0 votes


Standing at 5’ 6 his voice thundered through crowds to inspire not only a nation but the whole world and awaken a yearning for freedom and justice. With true oratorical brilliance, Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave voice to the dreams of everyone regardless of gender, race or social standing revolutionizing a generation and becoming a major force behind one of the greatest movements ever recorded.


See Also: "Be More Confident"


All Men Are Created Equal

Dr. King preached dignity, self respect and equality on every level. Also note that Mahatma Gandhi who was the inspiration behind Dr. King’s non-violent protests was also a man of modest stature standing at 5’3.


Famous Short Men: Coretta Scott Was Initially Unimpressed With Dr. King's Height | ShortGuyCentral

Coretta Scott Was Initially Unimpressed With King's Modest Stature | Source: Wiki Commons


No Men Under 5'10 Please

Coretta Scott unfortunately admitted to having been "unimpressed" with Dr. King's height initially (heightism is not a new phenomena). In her own words, “He became increasingly better looking as he talked so strongly and convincingly. He seemed to know exactly where he was going and how he was going to get there". It would not be long until she would seriously consider and later accept his marriage proposal.


See Also: Gallery Of Over 100 Famous And Successful Short Men


Coretta Scott King would later become an influential woman in the fight for civil rights in her own right, picking up the torch following her husband’s untimely death all the way until her own. This is a vital lesson to us all when it comes to dating -  Don’t spend time apologizing for other people’s heightist perceptions. Keep it moving. For a woman with true perception and intelligence, at the end of the day, it is the vision, goals and content of character that matter most in a partner. Not height.


Famous Short Men: Martin Luther King Jr. Stands Amongst Other Powerful Contemporaries | ShortGuyCentral

Dr. King Stands With His Powerful Contemporaries | Source: Wiki Commons


Being A Leader Wasn't Enough

When remembering his personal interactions with Dr. King, former U.N. Ambassador and former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young recalled that at 5’ 6, MLK was at times self-conscious about his height reportedly "not comfortable with tall people looking 'down' on him". Evidently however, that did not deter him. It would be up to anyone's guess why such a powerful figure would feel that way during such tumultuous times (that was sarcasm by the way - heightism was and still is the cause). 


See Also: Why Taller Women Dating Shorter Men Is No Big Deal


Today in almost every major city you visit, you might find yourself walking down one of the over several hundred Martin Luther King Jr. streets in the country - not to mention the hundreds of institutions, libraries, schools and facilities named after the civil rights leader. Similarly you could see one of the many statues left in his honor and notice the awe with which all people look to the national hero.


Famous Short Men: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks At A Rally | ShortGuyCentral

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speaks At A Rally | Source: Wiki Commons


Larger Than Life Afterlife

You could also visit the new national monument on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and watch from a distance as some 1.5 million people all of sizes visit annually just to walk in the shadow of such a remarkable man. His words ring true today as they did 50 years ago, "Be true to yourself’. Former Mayor Young further remarked at the unveiling at the unveiling of the new national monument in 2011 that, "Martin Luther King was just 5'6, but now at 30 feet tall, he now gets to look down at everybody".


Like This Article? Chat About It And More On Our Forum For Short Men! 


Currently, there are 1143 Members
Popular Latest News Latest Fashion
Why Tom Cruise doesn't get height surgery if he can grow 5 inches?  
Why is racism acknowledged but heightism not?  
Would feminism help the short man?  
What is the thing you find hardest to buy?  
How much does it cost to take in and shorten jeans?  
Tall Woman Short Man - What is the tallest you've dated?  
I have to vent  
Tall guy asks a bunch of women if they'd date a guy shorter  
What The Fresh And Fit Scandal Can Teach Short Men
Top 25 Short CEOs, Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Top 65 Blogs Short Men Should Know About
When She Calls You Short, But She's Shorter
5 Most Productive Short Men Of 2017
Top 5 Ways Short Men Can Master Online Dating
Beware Of The Reformed Heightist User
When She Says She Dated A Short Guy Once
Why A Slim Wallet Should Be On Your Short List
Stepping Up Your Short Man Sock Game
Top 10 Best Cars For Short Men
Getting The Perfect Fit On Amazon
Indochino Made To Measure Suit Review
Guidomaggi Luxury Elevator Shoes Review
Skin Care Tips For Short Men
Casual Summer Style For Short Men (2016)
Donate Submit Article