There were many great leaders who affected the African- America race. King's dream about the prevention of desegregation and hope that color would not matter; he has greatly affected the African- American race.
By affecting the lives of millions of Blacks then and now, he offered a positive image for African- Americans. Martin Luther King Jr. instilled a sense of self-righteousness. " Negroes may be uneducated or poverty stricken, but these handicaps must not prevent us from seeing that we have within the power to alter fate"(King 133-34). Hearing this blacks came to understand they were not inferior to the white race. Dr. King also gave pride in ones racial background. He pointed out that race is Americas greatest moral dilemma (King 205). He also stated in Stride toward Freedom that the idea of an inferior and superior race is a myth and everybody, no matter what race or culture, is the same (206). Dr. King instilled a caused desire for equality among Blacks. With the African-Americans newfound pride, proud to be who they are, they risked everything to fight for equal rights. The desire for equality lead blacks to become involved in activities such as boycotting and participating in the Civil Rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. incited change within American society. Dr. King had a great impact with desegregation. Dr. King held many boycotts and led the Civil Rights movement to put an end to segregation. "I have the feeling that ten years from know desegregation will be a reality"(King 58). Dr. King also felt as if "Equal treatment is very needed to make a better society among America (King). "Everyone should be treated as your equal" (Ayres 69). No matter what race or culture. Dr. King longed to end race prejudice that is a constant reminder of the struggle for all cultures. Dr. King believed that soft mind ness is one of the basic causes of racial prejudice. .
During the span of Dr. Kings life his guidance and stride toward freedom has affected many cultures.