Six-year-old Robin Arrington, daughter of a Miami Southern Christian Leadership Conference attorney, leans on Dr. Martin Luther King& shoulder as Dr. King holds a press conference, April in Miami, Florida.
Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) was a leading activist in the American Civil Rights movement, initiating a 1947 Freedom Ride to challenge bus segregation, and organizing the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. An openly gay man, Rustin began advocating for gay and lesbian causes later in life, working to bring the AIDS crisis to the attention of the NAACP, and famously stating in the mid-1980s, “Twenty-five, 30 years ago, the barometer of…
April 16, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph David Abernathy at the A.G. Gaston Motel on April 16, 1963. (Birmingham Public Library Archives.) [the motel was used as the headquarters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR) during the Birmingham civil rights movement to challenge Birmingham’s segregated business practices through nonviolent direct action.] #home&businessking,
Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth (March 18, 1922 - October 5, 2011), pastor of Birmingham's Bethel Baptist Church, was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He coordinated with CORE on the Freedom Rides in the Birmingham area (1961), helped to plan "Project C" (1963), and was a leader of the Selma to Montgomery March (1965). He survived numerous assassination attempts and bombings of his home and church. #TodayInBlackHistory
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Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., accompanying by the King children, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, and Dr. Ralph Abernathy, walks with about 10,000 people in a memorial march to the slain Dr. King. Photo: Bettmann / Getty 50 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1968 Article by Alan Taylor