Black Leader – Civil Rights Leader

I made a statement to a close family member last night.  I shared with her I felt much of the country viewed Martin Luther King as a Black Leader and NOT as a civil rights or equal rights leader, regardless of race.  I went so far as to say that the fact the most of the country still saw him as a black leader was testament to the fact that country still struggles to get past racism. She disagreed.

We never finished the conversation, but this video made me think about the question again. It’s a great piece. It’s worth the 5 minutes. Especially today.  After watching I was left wondering, is Martin Luther King’s legacy in this country that of a black leader or a civil rights leader, representing all people.

I’m talking an informal poll of this community. I’m curious to what you think.

In the sidebar on the right I have two poll questions.  Do me a favor and answer the two questions. I’m really interested in what this community thinks. I have my thoughts on how you will answer, but I’ll share that after I close the poll.  I’m going to leave it up for the week. So come on back and check it out.

Also, as always, share your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to hear what you all think.  To know what I think, check out this post I wrote a while back. Race in America: Enough Already!!!