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  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 10, 1957

    Martin Luther King

    SCLC

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 10, 1957

    In 1957, King, Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth, Joseph Lowery, and other civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The group was created to harness the moral authority and organizing power of black churches to conduct nonviolent protests in the service of civil rights reform. The group was inspired by the crusades of evangelist Billy Graham, who befriended King after he attended a 1957 Graham crusade in New York City.




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