Tuesday, January 29, 2013


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.



  1. The SCLC seems to have had a great impact on the civil rights movement. A dedicated group of people got together and changed an entire social system for the better. King managed to lead an entire group to equality and it is important that his impact remains even today.

  2. Thats cool that the SCLC is still around today. That would be interesting to learn more about it today and see what types of things they assemble during our current time.

  3. What shocked you about the SCLC back then? Or even now?