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This Day in Black History: Feb. 14, 1957

This Day in Black History: Feb. 14, 1957

Southern Christian Leadership Conference formed in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Published February 14, 2012

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was formed in New Orleans, Louisiana. The civil rights organization would appoint Martin Luther King Jr. as its president. 

 

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Written by Britt Middleton

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