Emory University's library plans to exhibit materials from the archives of a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The exhibition of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's materials opens Feb. 21 at Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library.
A group of leaders of local affiliates of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is suing the national organization, saying former president Isaac Newton Farris Jr. is the current and lawful president of the organization.
Emory University is making the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's archive available to researchers and the public. The archives opened Tuesday at Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.
The state's highest court will not to hear a challenge over the leadership of a historic civil rights group. The Georgia Supreme Court denied a request to hear the challenge brought by ousted board members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
The president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference died early Thursday morning. The Rev. Howard Creecy-Jr. had only held the post of the civil rights group since the start of the year. The SCLC says Creecy, Jr. died of an apparent heart attack at his Atlanta home. He was 57.
King said Friday that she is shifting her attention to furthering her mother's legacy after dedicating "an exhaustive amount of time, energy and resources to assess the organization and prepare for my transition."