jan 10, 1957 - King Assists in Founding the SCLC
Martin Luther King assists in founding the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) in January of that year. The purpose of the organization is to fight for civil rights and redeeming ''the soul of America'' through nonviolent resistance. Martin Luther King is elected as the organization’s first president, a position he held until his assassination.
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Civil Rights Movement Timeline
By: Maria and Gezell