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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: His life in pictures

Six-year-old Robin Arrington, daughter of a Miami Southern Christian Leadership Conference attorney, leans on Dr. Martin Luther King& shoulder as Dr. King holds a press conference, April in Miami, Florida.

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) was a leading activist in the American Civil Rights movement, initiating a 1947 Freedom Ride to challenge bus segregation, and organizing the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. An openly gay man, Rustin began advocating for gay and lesbian causes later in life, working to bring the AIDS crisis to the attention of the NAACP, and famously stating in the mid-1980s, “Twenty-five, 30 years ago, the barometer of…

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) was a leading activist in the American Civil Rights movement, initiating a 1947 Freedom Ride to challenge bus segregation, and organizing the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. An openly gay man, Rustin began advocating for gay and lesbian causes later in life, working to bring the AIDS crisis to the attention of the NAACP, and famously stating in the mid-1980s, “Twenty-five, 30 years ago, the barometer of…

April 16, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy at the A.G. Gaston Motel on April 16, 1963. (Birmingham Public Library Archives.) [the motel was used as the headquarters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR) during the Birmingham civil rights movement to challenge Birmingham’s segregated business practices through nonviolent direct action.] #home&businessking,

April 16, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy at the A.G. Gaston Motel on April 16, 1963. (Birmingham Public Library Archives.) [the motel was used as the headquarters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR) during the Birmingham civil rights movement to challenge Birmingham’s segregated business practices through nonviolent direct action.] #home&businessking,

The SCLC (SOUTHERN CHRISITIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE), A CIVIL RIGHT GROUP WAS ESTABLISHED BY MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., CHARLES K. STEELE and FRED L. SHUTTLESWORTH, in 1957.

The SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), a Civil Rights group, was founded by Martin Luther King, Jr, Charles K. Steele and Fred L. Shuttlesworth in

Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), born in Charleston, SC, branched out into social action with the NAACP while working as a teacher. As part of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, she set up citizenship schools that taught regular people how to instruct others in basic literacy & math skills. This teaching enabled more people to register to vote (at the time, many states used literacy tests to disenfranchise African Americans). She helped found @ 900 citizenship schools.

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on

Southern Christian Leadership Conference VISION NOW! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference VISION NOW! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [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.], 08/28/1963

Civil Rights March on Washington, D. and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice.

Joseph Echols Lowery is an American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He later became the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, after Martin Luther KingJoseph Echols Lowery is an American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He later became the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, after Martin Luther King Jr. and his immediate successor, Ralph…

Joseph Echols Lowery is an American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He later became the third president.

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.

Foreign Relations subcommittee on African Affairs with American U. Ambassador & human/civil rights activist Andrew Young

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth (March 18, 1922 - October 5, 2011), pastor of Birmingham's Bethel Baptist Church, was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He coordinated with CORE on the Freedom Rides in the Birmingham area (1961),   helped to plan "Project C" (1963), and was a leader of the Selma to Montgomery March (1965). He survived numerous assassination attempts and bombings of his home and church. #TodayInBlackHistory

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth (March 18, 1922 - October 5, 2011), pastor of Birmingham's Bethel Baptist Church, was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He coordinated with CORE on the Freedom Rides in the Birmingham area (1961), helped to plan "Project C" (1963), and was a leader of the Selma to Montgomery March (1965). He survived numerous assassination attempts and bombings of his home and church. #TodayInBlackHistory

Operation Breadbasket: Economic Empowerment Program Of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Operation Breadbasket: Economic Empowerment Program Of The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Dorothy Cotton was a leader in the 1960s African-American Civil Rights Movement and a member of the inner-circle of one of its main organizations, the SoutDorothy Cotton was a leader in the 1960s African-American Civil Rights Movement and a member of the inner-circle of one of its main organizations, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She was the highest ranking woman in SCLC during most of the 1960s.   Here are a few other things to know about civil rights activist..  The post 8…

Dorothy Cotton was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement and a member of the inner-circle of one of its main organizations, the.

Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., accompanying by the King children, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, and  Dr. Ralph Abernathy, walks with about 10,000 people in a memorial march to the slain Dr. King. Photo: Bettmann / Getty  50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1968  Article by Alan Taylor

50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1968

Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., accompanying by the King children, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, and Dr. Ralph Abernathy, walks with about 10,000 people in a memorial march to the slain Dr. King. Photo: Bettmann / Getty 50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1968 Article by Alan Taylor

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