Lead by octogenarians in the struggle for civil rights in New Orleans, the SCLC will host a look back by "Eyewitnesses To History!" SCLCNOLA presents the 10th Anniversary Virtual Presentation of the MLKJr Education Series featuring Rev. Dr. Samson "Skip" Alexander, Rev. Dr. Samuel Butler, Rev. Otto Duncan, Rev. Marie Galatas, Lloyd A. Richards, Rev. Dr. Ernest Marcelle, and Rev. Dr. Norwood Thompson. Moderator Romell L. Smith and comments by Rev. Helena Wright-Butler.
https://sclcnola.org/sclcnola-media "Historic St. James A.M.E. Church"
An event designed to inspire hope for children, youth, and families sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and To Be Friends in Christ Ministry. Saturday morning, January 7, 2023 at 9:30 AM, 3613 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans 70115
An annual religious service and program of the MLKJr Day Planning Commission. This is a interracial program that emphasizes cultural diversity and understanding. Pastor Emanuel Smith and First Lady Diana Smith often support the MLKJr Commission. Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 10:15 AM at the Israelite B.C., 2100 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, New Orleans 70113
Presented by the African American Resource Collection. This year, the focus will be on New Orleans native Mahalia Jackson! Wednesday, 10:00 AM at the New Orleans Public Library - Main Library, 219 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans 70112 MLKJr Planning Commissioners with Janis Kearney (center), author of - "Only on Sunday: Mahalia Jackson's Long Journey." Commissioners (l-r) Dr. Levon A. LeBan, Florida Carr Hargrove, Josie LaCour, Bobbie Cornish, Alice Lewis, and Shukrani Gray.
Community and high school choir groups from the metropolitan area participate in the Choral Concert. Also, an international choir from Norway is scheduled to make a guest appearance. The Dr. MLK Jr Choral Concert will be held On Friday, January 13, 2023 at 6:00 pm at The University of New Orleans in Sen. Ted Hickey Ballroom, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148
In its 26th year, the NCA Arts Exhibition of artist and educators coordinates a plethora of programs and activities with a focus on fine arts and student participation. The Building Gallery, 1731 Baronne Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113. For more
information call (504) 715-8137.
"Recreating the Environmental Ability to Live." ALWAYS on the 15th of January, the birth date of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A salute to the Poor People's Campagin, Commission Members will solicit and collect can goods and non-perishables for local food banks.
This year, on the 60th year since the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Annual MLKJr Program will be held at New Zion Baptist Church - Rev. Dr. C.S. Gordon, Pastor. SCLC was organized at New Zion on February 14, 1957 by Dr. King and others.
City Leaders, MLKJr Commissioners, and Students speak of Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
2020 City of New Orleans MLKJr Day Planning Commission Active SCLC Members: Judge Terri Love, Bernice Johnson, Alice Lewis, Barbara Lacen-Keller, Janet Tobias, Elder Robert Bachman, Josie LaCour, Charmaine Baker-Fox, Rev. Dr. Ernest Marcelle, Florida Carr Hargrove and Dr. Levon A. LeBan
Dedicated to the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to the founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in New Orleans.
Observances were held throughout the City by organizations, associations and groups - all in remembrance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Many of the Commission Members are also Members of the SCLC New Orleans (LA) Chapter
SCLC Members Rev. Dr. Ernest Marcelle, Sr. and Rev. Dr. Leon Tilton, Jr.
SCLC Members Wynette Hardy Thompson and Florida Carr Hargrove
PARADE: An organized procession on a festive or ceremonial occasion (Webster's Dictionary). In New Orleans, parades are generally characterized by marching bands, groups, and floats.
On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama
Dr. King returned to Memphis a week later to lead a protest march on City Hall. That day, March 28, 1968, turned out to be one of the most violent demonstrations ever.
SCLC Members and City of New Orleans luminaries participating were: Mayor Morial; Philip Baptiste; Morris F.X. Jeff, Sr.; Hon. Troy Carter; Judge Israel M. Augustine, Murphy Sanchez; Dr. Elliot Willard, Sr. Rev. Dr. Simmie Lee Harvey; Rev. Dr. Norwood Thompson and others
Pictured here with SCLC Members: Dr. Elliot Willard, Sr. and Rev. Dr. SCLC President Rev. Dr. Simmie Lee Harvey
Following the deaths of Co-Chairs Wynette Hardy Thompson and Rev. Dr. Norwood Thompson, Jr., five "new" co-chairs were named
Philip Baptiste, Deacon John B. Williams, Gloria Irving, Hon. Sidney Barthelemy, Wilbert Petite, Herman Saul, Lesa Jefferson, Rev. Norwood Thompson, Jr., Theresa Holmes, Judge Israel M. Augustine, Gloria Irving, Michael Johnson, Andrea Lyons Williams, Dr. Durell Williams, Mother Griffin, Morris F.X. Jeff, Sr., Truner Thomas, Murphy Sanchez, Sr., Lloyd Richards, Josie LaCour, Dr. Elliot Willard, and Hon. Troy Carter
The Vanishing Footprints Education Series began in 1983 by Rev. Dr. Levon A. LeBan to address the need of educating interested citizens in "The Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana." Lest we forget, the Series joined the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in 2009.
This activity was established by Janet Tobias in 2017. Speakers: Rev. "Skip" Alexander, Min. Willie Muhammad, SCLC New Orleans President Dr. Levon A. LeBan, SCLC Macon-Bibb (GA) President Lemeul Brown. A grass-root activist and member of SCLC, Ms. Tobias continues the struggle for equality.
After a brief program, participants march approximately 1.5 miles in obsservance of the many works of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A former shopping corridor for peopple of color, the Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. stands as a tribute to the post Hurricane Katrina resilience of the people of New Orleans
Dillard University is one of the oldest HBCUs in the State of Louisiana. It's Chapel is one of the sites where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a heartfelt message