Testimony continues in a hearing to determine who
is in charge of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as the
group is asking a judge to end months of bitter infighting.
Attorneys both claiming to represent the SCLC's true board of
directors began making their case in Fulton County Superior Court
Wednesday. Each side says its interpretation of the group's
constitution and bylaws is correct.
Confusion over who is in charge has paralyzed the group and
distracted it from social justice issues.
The hearing has exposed a group that does not always understand
or follow its own constitution and bylaws. Testimony raised
questions about how the SCLC went about calling official meetings,
making decisions about the organization, how funds were spent and
even the election of Bernice King as president.