The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is an activist organization that advocates for civil rights. Dr. King was president of the SCLC from 1957 until his assassination in 1968, serving as the organization’s first leader.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Term Timeline in Why We Can’t Wait
The timeline below shows where the term The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) appears in Why We Can’t Wait. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: Bull Connor’s Birmingham
...racist reign over the city. The ACHR was part of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), whose president was Dr. King. The ACHR made great strides, winning a court case to... (full context)
...and demonstrations would impact their businesses. They were particularly nervous about a convention that the SCLC planned to hold in conjunction with the ACHR in Birmingham, so they met with the... (full context)
Chapter 4: New Day in Birmingham
Chapter 5: Letter from Birmingham Jail
...clergymen criticized him for being an “outsider.” He is, he says, the president of the SCLC, which has ties with organizations throughout the South—including in Birmingham. As such, Dr. King and... (full context)
...takes issue with the white clergymen’s suggestion that his methods are “extreme.” In reality, the SCLC falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, between those who have become complacent and... (full context)
Chapter 6: Black and White Together