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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 54 years ago on Monday, visited Cleveland at least seven times the year before he was fatally shot on the balcony of a Memphis motel. Dr. King, who was in the Tennessee city advocating for fair wages for striking sanitation workers, was scheduled to return to Cleveland six days after his assassination.
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In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is renewing its commitment to bring about the promise of “one nation, under God, indivisible” together with the commitment to activate the “strength to love” within the community of humankind.
The only two-time President of the SCLC, Dr. Charles Steele Jr. has deepened the organization's reach with an international focus, solidified it’s financial footing and continues to ensure the poor and disenfranchised are not overlooked or underrepresented. Click here to learn more We Are
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SCLC’s focus is to educate youth and adults in the areas of personal responsibility, leadership potential, and community service; to ensure economic justice and civil rights and to eradicate racism wherever it exists.

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Dr. Charles Steele, Jr & Former Soviet Union President Gorbachev

International Poor People’s Campaign

Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. traveled to Germany to launch the International Poor People’s Campaign to combat poverty around the world.  Poverty is not just a local injustice it a global one so the SCLC seeks to eradicate extreme poverty through an cohesive international effort.



February 27, 2020

Democratic  Presidential candidates propose new voting rights act, legalizing marijuana, national referendums on major issues, Executive Orders and other measured to improve quality of life for African-Americans… (read more)


Justice For Girls

Prevent Sex Trafficking: Justice for Girls seeks to heighten awareness of human trafficking within communities, using education to empower individuals and groups to actively work to eradicate this injustice.

Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr (left) with mentor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (right)

Kingian NonViolence Training

Central to the mission of SCLC is to awaken and strengthen the moral conscience of this country to the growing catastrophe of childhood incarceration and the obvious social unrest in under-funded and developing socioeconomic areas in rural or urban centers.

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SCLC’s focus is to educate youth and adults in the areas of personal responsibility, leadership potential, and community service; to ensure economic justice and civil rights and to eradicate racism wherever it exists.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2023 Press Contacts: Jerry Thomas                                                      jerry@jerrythomaspr.com (312)-804-7999 A Sad Moment in America, but the Supreme Court is Not the Last Word, Says SCLC president and CEO

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Bids Farewell To Harry Belafonte, a Leading Man in Entertainment and On the Civil Rights Battlefield   ATLANTA – Dr. Charles Steele,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2023 Press Contacts: Jerry Thomas jerry@jerrythomaspr.com (312)-804-7999   Southern Christian Leadership Conference Leader Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. Calls on America to Invest in the Fight to End

SCLC President and CEO in Solidarity with Family of Tyre Nichols, Calls for Systematic Change With Kingian Nonviolence Training After Deadly Memphis Police Beating MEMPHIS –

SCLC President and CEO Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. “Memphis Police Killing Shows how deeply embedded racism is in the police culture!”   I am sickened and saddened

Please consider joining in this powerful event featuring our National President/CEO, Dr. Charles Steele Jr. as he celebrates the 51st anniversary of Hillside International Truth

Yvonne Kennedy Lowery, daughter of the late, iconic past President Joseph Lowery, passed this August 6, 2022. Her ceremony will be held August 15 at

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) National President, Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. celebrated the achievement of the organization’s local chapter leader, Pastor William D. Smart, Jr.,

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2021 Press Contacts: Jerry Thomas:jerrry@jerrythomaspr.com, (312) 414-4016   The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Is Joining A Lawsuit Against the State of Georgia For Passing A

Christian Women from across the globe will be united to acknowledge the accomplishments of women who have significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of life


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