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Southern Christian Leadership Conference

ORGANIZATION

Civil rights organization founded in 1957.

Official Website:
http://sclcnational.org/

Founding Date:
10-Jan-1957

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Abernathy
Activist
21-Mar-1926 17-Apr-1990 Prominent civil rights activist
Maya Angelou
Poet
4-Apr-1928   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
James Bevel
Activist
19-Oct-1936 19-Dec-2008 Civil rights activist, convicted of incest
Emanuel Cleaver
Politician
26-Oct-1944   Congressman, Missouri 5th
Jeff Cohen
Pundit
?   Fox News Watch
Ossie Davis
Actor
18-Dec-1917 4-Feb-2005 Do The Right Thing
Ruby Dee
Actor
27-Oct-1924   The Jackie Robinson Story
Walter E. Fauntroy
Activist
6-Feb-1933   Congressman from DC, 1971-91
Charles A. Hayes
Politician
17-Feb-1918 8-Apr-1997 Congressman from Illinois, 1983-93
Benjamin Hooks
Activist
31-Jan-1925 15-Apr-2010 NAACP Director, 1977-92
Jesse Jackson
Activist
8-Oct-1941   Rainbow Coalition
Coretta Scott King
Activist
27-Apr-1927 30-Jan-2006 Widow of Dr. Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Activist
15-Jan-1929 4-Apr-1968 Pacifist civil rights activist
Martin Luther King III
Activist
23-Oct-1957   Former President of the SCLC
Joseph Lowery
Activist
6-Oct-1921   Co-Founder of the SCLC
Juanita Millender-McDonald
Politician
7-Sep-1938 22-Apr-2007 Congresswoman from California, 1996-2007
Bayard Rustin
Activist
17-Mar-1910 24-Aug-1987 Organized the 1963 March on Washington
Andrew Young
Politician
12-Mar-1932   Mayor of Atlanta, 1982-90


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