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Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Celebrates 92nd Birthday And His Wife’s Life With Gala

A night to remember in Atlanta as thousands  of friends, family , fellow civil rights leaders and  celebrities  came out to  the Martin Luther King Jr. International  Chapel on the campus of Morehouse college  Sunday […]


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SCLC vs. SCLC Over Leadership

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — A group of leaders of local affiliates of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is suing the national organization saying Isaac Newton Farris Jr. is its current and lawful president. The group filed […]


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President Charles Steele Back At SCLC

ATLANTA(AP/WAOK) — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is bringing back one of its past presidents to serve as the civil rights organization’s chief executive officer. The SCLC announced today that Charles Steele will serve as […]


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Civil Rights Leaders Head To Selma This Weekend

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Hundreds of members of the civil rights community will converge upon Selma, Alabama this weekend to re-enact the march from Selma to Montgomery that took place as a result of the incident known as […]


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Probe Clears Ousted SCLC Members

ATLANTA (AP)-Prosecutors in Georgia have found no proof that two ousted board members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference stole more than $560,000 from the landmark civil rights organization, according to a draft report. The […]


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Occupy Atlanta and SCLC Work Together

ATLANTA) The world’s premier non-violence civil rights organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference [SCLC], which was spearheaded by Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr., has agreed to mentor and coach and consult the upstart Occupy Atlanta Movement. […]


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Funeral Services for Shuttlesworth Monday

ATLANTA (WAOK/Washington Post)-The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, co-founder and former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died back on October 5, 2011. He will be buried Monday October 31, some 3 weeks after his […]


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SCLC President Dies-UPDATE Funeral Services Announced

ATLANTA (WAOK)- The Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s president, Reverend Howard Creecy Jr., has died. SCLC officials say  Creecy died of an apparent heart attack in Atlanta Thursday morning. Creecy, also the pastor of Olivet Church in […]


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Bernice King Says “Thanks But No Thanks” to SCLC

According to the AJC: Fifteen months after her election, Bernice King,  has declined the position of president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King said in a written statement Friday that her decision came “after […]


Who's Gonna Lead The SCLC?

The debate over who should lead the SCLC continues…




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