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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. See Also: Kim Kardashian […]

ATLANTA— The Southern Christian Leadership Conference has named Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as its president. King founded the civil rights organization in 1957. The Rev. Howard Creecy, who had been president of the SCLC, died last month. SCLC officials also announced that Bernard LaFayette Jr., co-founder of […]

ATLANTA — The president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Rev. Howard Creecy Jr., has died seven months after taking office, the venerable civil rights group said Thursday. Damien Conners, the SCLC’s national program director, said the 57-year-old Creecy died of an apparent heart attack in Atlanta early Thursday. Creecy, pastor of The Olivet […]

ATLANTA — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by the giants of the American civil rights movement, has spent years in decline and power struggles. Now the once-proud organization faces what might be a final blow with the refusal of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter to take the helm.

CINCINNATI — The former national chairman of an Atlanta-based civil rights organization was indicted Wednesday in Ohio on 51 charges that include grand theft, forgery and tampering with government records.

Roland Martin talks to Bernice King about her desire to unite the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. WATCH: Bernice King Opens Up About The SCLC.

ATLANTA (AP) — After nearly 10 months of silence, the Rev. Bernice King urged the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on Tuesday to end the bitter infighting that has split the group she was elected to lead.

ATLANTA — The Rev. Bernice King is waiting out the infighting at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and will not take the helm of her father’s civil rights group as planned next month.

ATLANTA — Two factions entangled in a power struggle for control of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference say one side locked and chained the civil right group’s downtown Atlanta headquarters.