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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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Paris Match | Posted on 6/28/2020 at 2:14 p.m. Olivier O'Mahony , in Atlanta (Georgia) For Charles Steele Jr, one of the spiritual heirs of Martin Luther

Politicians from across the United States are paying respects after the passing of an Atlanta civil rights icon. The family of Dr. Josephy E. Lowery, called

Even Doing the Covid-19 Pandemic, The SCLC is Fighting for the Poor   All Americans, Not Just Corporations, Must Benefit from the Funds to End the Crisis

A who’s who of political figures, including five Democratic presidential candidates, [and Dr. Steele with the SCLC family] were marking the occasion, nearly 55 years

Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS ) is proud to congratulate Kamaria Warren, a 6th-grade student at Rex Mill Middle School, as she has been selected

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


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