From the It was just a small cadre of Southern Christian Leadership Conference board members that decided to sue other SCLC leaders for control of the organization and to use SCLC funds to pay for the legal fight. Those decisions were made without consulting other board members, according to testimony in the courtroom fight […]

SCLC co-founder and Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks From the The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is in a very public fight with itself, a battle that some fear will kill one of the nation’s premier civil rights groups. “The Klan couldn’t destroy the SCLC, and the CIA couldn’t destroy the SCLC,” said state Rep. […]

From The board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference has asked a judge to order an opposing faction of the civil rights group to stop claiming they are in leadership positions. The lawsuit filed late Monday also asks a judge to restore signature rights to the SCLC bank accounts so staff can be paid […]

From the AJC: About half of the national board of directors of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference voted Saturday to oust the group’s chairman and treasurer, but the move was immediately challenged by other members who called it an attempted coup. The vote and subsequent challenge revealed that internal strife continues at the civil rights […]

From Los Angeles Times: Richard Jackson was walking past the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s handsome $3-million headquarters this month, just blocks from the grave of its first president, Martin Luther King Jr. Jackson, an aspiring rap producer, hadn’t heard about the outbreak of scandal and infighting rocking the storied civil rights group. But the 32-year-old […]