Many Fear Recent In-Fighting May Be Death Knell for SCLC

May 20, 2010  |  

(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — The Southern Christian Leadership is in a very public fight with itself, a battle that some fear will kill one of the nation’s premier civil rights groups.  “The Klan couldn’t destroy the SCLC, and the CIA couldn’t destroy the SCLC,” said state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, who started at the SCLC 50 years ago as a 15-year-old volunteer. “Those who killed Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t destroy the SCLC. It’s those who claim to love SCLC that are destroying it from within.

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