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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.


SCLC Disaster Relief

The SCLC is providing a Direct Relief Truck to bring supplies directly to the communities in the pan handle of Florida. With a generous contribution from the Horizon Trucking company, the SCLC has an 18-wheeler truck on site and is currently collecting items that will be distributed bi-weekly.


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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Latest News

National SCLC President/CEO, Dr. Charles Steele Jr. has announced a Community Disaster Recover Forum in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank. This event will

Emotional reading of Martin Luther King Jr. letter brings rare bipartisan bonding in Senate (please click link for full article)    

April 9, 2019   The Honorable Alex M. Azar II Secretary of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201   Dear Mr. Azar: As organizations representing minority communities in

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference has written a letter to HBO asking the network to reconsider airing “Leaving Neverland,” the two-part film about Michael Jackson’s

President Dr. Charles Steele Jr. went to speak to the Detroit City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.  He was met by the Detroit SCLC

Sept 5, 9am: Mass March Sept 5 & 6:Strategy Conference “It would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for, I believe, if we allowed ourselves to

“The confederate flag represents a time in history when the southern states fought to keep an institution of subservience. The flag is a constant reminder

Today the SCLC family offers our prayers and condolences to the families and victims of this horrific act in Charleston, SC. Our President/CEO Dr. Charles Steele

CLEVELAND - Nearly 20 pastors met at the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church on Tuesday to promote peace and safety as the Michael Brelo case draws

"Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. SCLC National President/CEO (left) stands in support of the efforts of the North Charles Mayor Keith Summery (seated), to require cameras


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