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the sclc (southern christian leadership conference), a civil rights group was established in 1957 by martin luther king jr., charles k. steele and fred l. shuttlesworth.


Dr. Robert Hayling led the 1964 movement to desegregate St. Augustine. Dr. Hayling worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in St. Augustine. The Museum of Florida History is hosting a Civil Rights in Florida exhibit this fall. Follow their page for updates. #FLCivilRights | Florida Memory

from Beaumont Enterprise

22-Little six year old Robin Arrington, daughter of a Miami Southern Christian Leadership Conference attorney, leans on Dr. Martin Luther King's shoulder as Dr. King holds a press conference, April 11, 1966, in Miami, Fl. Dr. King arrived in Miami for a meeting to establish a local chapter of his S.C.L.C. (AP Photo) / Beaumont


Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, by David J. Garrow (William Morrow) - The Pulitzer Prizes

Andrew Jackson Young, first African American to serve as UN Ambassador - politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia. He has served as Mayor of Atlanta and a Congressman from the 5th (Georgia). He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interrracial Justice, in a crowd.


Ella Baker (1903–1986) Ella Baker spent her life working behind the scenes to organize the Civil Rights Movement. If she could have changed anything about the movement, it might have been to persuade the men leading it that they, too, should do more work behind the scenes. Baker was one of the visionaries who created the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957.


Hosea Williams founded the Poor People's Union of America in 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, while serving as the executive director of the DeKalb/Metro-Atlanta branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Poor People's Union was established with the intent to organize Atlanta's working poor by negotiating grievances and securing job stability, pensions, and health care benefits.


Martin Luther King Jr. in the Pastor's study, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 1961. Photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos