Southern Christian Leadership Conference

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference developed in the aftermath of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. The boycott, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., succeeding in ending segregated seating on city buses and ended with a victory for King and the protestors in the U.S. Supreme Court. King and a group of associates formed the SCLC in 1957 to provide organization for ongoing efforts to end segregation in all aspects of American life. The SCLC engaged in voter registration drives, organized protests, and worked collaboratively with other civil rights groups, including SNCC, CORE, and the Urban League. SCLC gave some support to the Danville Christian Progressive Association in 1963.