Saturday marks the 82nd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth. A library branch in South Bend, Ind., plans to observe this holiday weekend by serving the civil rights leader’s favorite foods. So what were they?
The Nobel Peace Prize winner enjoyed feasting on chitterlings, fried chicken, and black-eyed peas. And when King devoured soul food, his favorite dining utensils were his hands. He "never did learn the finer arts of eating," said one friend. Another described a meal at a New York restaurant in which King’s companions laughed at him because, instead of "putting on the dog in terms of table manners, he brought his same old country habits of eating."