SCLC

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) The very beginnings of the SCLC can be traced back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 5, 1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. The boycott lasted for 381 days and […]

Reverend Samuel Mosteller, longtime president of the Georgia Southern Christian Leadership Conference (which was founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) said that Black families…

Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights leader Joseph E. Lowery, has died. She passed away overnight in her Atlanta home. She was 88. As we previously reported, Lowery suffered a stroke on September 18 and had been hospitalized for a week. She left the hospital and returned home on Wednesday after doctors told the […]

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights group which was once headed by Martin Luther King Jr., has pledged to mentor and guide the Occupy Atlanta movement, a branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The decision to mentor Occupy Atlanta came after a six hour meeting led by SCLC President Isaac Newton […]

Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has been named president of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King founded the civil rights organization in 1957. As we previously reported, the Rev. Howard Creecy, who had been SCLC president, died last month. Farris’ appointment comes after months of infighting amongst SCLC […]

The Rev. Howard Creecy Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference,  died early Thursday morning, a spokesman for the SCLC confirmed Thursday. Creecy, pastor of Olivet Church in Fayette County, died of a heart attack at around 12:30 a.m. in Atlanta,  according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Creecy, 57, was elected SCLC president in […]

As we reported last week, Bernice King has declined the presidency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the historic civil rights organization that her father, Martin Luther King, Jr., helped to form. At the time, Bernice released a statement saying that her decision came “after numerous attempts to connect with the official board leaders […]

After being elected to the position last year, Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has declined the presidency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She said in a written statement Friday that her decision came “after numerous attempts to connect with the official board leaders on how to move forward […]

Bernice King dropped by Praise 102.5 last night and spoke to Rhodell Lewis about the controversy surrounding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights organization founded by her father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we previously reported, King will hold a prayer vigil for the troubled organization this Friday at the historic Ebenezer […]

From the AJC.com: In her first public statement since being elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Bernice King addressed the controversy surrounding the organization while opening up discussion to the factions involved. King, surrounded by her supporters, announced Tuesday that she was holding a prayer vigil Friday at 6:30 p.m. in light of […]

From the AJC.com: Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has decided she will not take the position of president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at the group’s annual convention next month, a spokesman said Tuesday. Bernard LaFayette said King would wait until a Fulton County judge has resolved the […]

From the AJC.com: 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 […]