22-Little six year old Robin Arrington, daughter of a Miami Southern Christian Leadership Conference attorney, leans on Dr. Martin Luther King's shoulder as Dr. King holds a press conference, April 11, 1966, in Miami, Fl. Dr. King arrived in Miami for a meeting to establish a local chapter of his S.C.L.C. (AP Photo) / Beaumont
James Luther Bevel (October 19, 1936 – December 19, 2008) was a leader of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement who, as the Director of Direct Action and Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) initiated, strategized, directed, and developed SCLC's three major successes of the era: the 1963 Birmingham Children's Crusade, the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement, and the 1966 Chicago Open Housing Movement.
Andrew Jackson Young, first African American to serve as UN Ambassador - politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia. He has served as Mayor of Atlanta and a Congressman from the 5th (Georgia). He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Andrew Young Andrew Jackson Young (born March 12 1932) is an American politician diplomat activist and pastor from Georgia. He has served as a Congressman from Georgias 5th congressional district the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Mayor of Atlanta. He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther…
Joseph Lowery (born October 6, 1921) became involved in civil rights as a pastor at Warren Street Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama where he helped launch a drive to end discrimination in Mobile. In 1957, Lowery was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and served as president from 1977 to 1997, following Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy. He gave the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009. Rev. Lowery holds a BA and MDiv from Paine....
A leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, Ralph Abernathy was a minister, and a close associate of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Following King's assassination, Dr. Abernathy took up the leadership of the SCLC Poor People's Campaign and led the March on Washington, D.C. that had been planned for May 1968.
Bayard Rustin was a leading civil rights activist who organized the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famed “I Have a Dream” speech. Rustin advised King on Gandhian civil disobedience tactics, and he and King founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.