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|Creator:||Cooksey, Elizabeth B.|
|Title:||Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)|
|Date:||2004 Dec. 23|
Encyclopedia article about the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), one of the most significant participants in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The national organization has always been based in Atlanta, and Georgia has been the home of many of its leaders. Triggered by the bus boycott in Montgomery and other southern cities, influential northern pacifists of both races saw the opportunity to broaden the boycott movement into a southern civil rights movement. SCLC leaders include Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Andrew Young, Joseph Lowery, and Fred Shuttlesworth.
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|Types:||Articles | Text|
|Subjects:||Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Civil rights movements--Southern States | African American civil rights workers--Southern States | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824|
|Collection:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Institution:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Contributors:||New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)|
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