Civil Rights Leaders
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CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Charles K. State,
Fred L. Shutlesworth, & etc. established the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference (SCLC), of which Martin Luther King Jr. is made the first president.
It was founded in 1957 in Atlanta Georgia at the Ebenazer Baptist church. Most
of the SCLC tried to promote non-violent resistance to discrimination &
segregation. In the minds of the committee's leaders the act of non-violent
resistance was peaceful & worked very well. Their belief was that if the
committees maintained the peacefulness & potency in their protest; the acts
of rules & violent encounters would make drastic decrease.
During this time, the SCLC became a major force
in organizing the civil rights movement. In 1960, the SCLC gave support to the
sit-in Participants & Freedom Riders & was a catalyst for the creation
of the SNCC. If organized civil
right campaigns in Alabama, Virginia, & Florida. During the 1960's Black
Power movement, the SCLC broadened its effect to include African Americans
committees in the North when Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in
1968; Rev. Aberrantly took over as president. Then in1977, Rev. Joseph E. Lowery
succeeded him, lowery focussed the organization energy on U.S voter
registration, solved problems with African-American committees & etc. Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr. III succeed Joseph as president of SCLC.