SCLC stands for Southern Christian Leadership Conference.They championed the idea of nonviolent direct action.Martin Luther King Jr. was the original leader of SCLC.The SCLC members organized marches and protests. Between 1960 and 1964, the number of full-time SCLC staff members grew from five to sixtyThe SCLC is still around today.
In April 1963, the SCLC led protests and boycotts in Birmingham, Alabama, that
prompted violent police repression. The police officers were showing violent actions to these peaceful demonstrators. SCLC started quite a few new operations in order to get people on board. they started The Poor People's Campaign, Chicago Freedom Movement, and Operation Bread-basket.These new operations brought in new leaders like Jesse James.