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Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
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In 1957, M.L. King Jr. and other black ministers organized SCLC to attack racial disfranchisement and segregation in the southern United States (Civil rights, Discrimination). Except for a platform for King’s oratory, SCLC was fairly ineffective in its early years. Other civil rights organizations sustained legal challenges to de iure segregation, launched the sit-in movement to contest segregation at restaurants, lunch counters, and theaters, and staged freedom rides to test federal orders to desegregate interstate transportati…

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Luker, Ralph E., “Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025643>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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