The next time someone tells you that they were an “A” student in college, you might consider asking them if they knew that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a “C” student in college and that he earned a “C” in public speaking while attending seminary. King’s goals were bigger than being an “A” student; he set his sights on being a graduate. As his Morehouse transcript reveals, earning a 2.48 was enough to ensure graduation. Beyond that, King would prove that “A” work does not always confirm one’s brilliance nor does a “C” confirm one’s mediocrity. Brilliance and genius just might exceed institutional measures of assessment.