Civil Rights Group SCLC Joins Forces With Occupy Atlanta

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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference which was once headed by Martin Luther King has pledged to mentor and guide the Occupy Atlanta movement, a branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The decision to mentor Occupy Atlanta came after a six hour meeting led by SCLC President Isaac Newton Farris, Jr.

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CBS Atlanta reports:

“We’re willing to help if Occupy Atlanta wants our instruction and input, adds Johnson, who worked strategically with Ambassador Andrew Young and the late civil rights pioneer Rev. Hosea Williams. “We’ve been there with regard to expertise in non-violent civil disobedience.”

Atlanta police evicted the Occupy Atlanta protestors from Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday. SCLC President Farris, Dr. King’s nephew, negotiated a temporary encampment for Franzen’s group behind the King Center on Auburn Avenue.

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