Meet The SCLC New Orleans (LA) Chapter



Nine-Parish Louisiana Voter Registration Drive, August 18, 2018



Family Youth Service Center, 1120 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA - Dr. Lue


St. Joseph M.B.C., 236 Robinson Ave., Marrero - Pastor Zeno

First Zion BC, 1221 Causeway, Jefferson - Pastor Nunnery


Jackson Parish NAACP, W. Callahan, Dist. Vice-President


Lafayette Parish Branch NAACP, J. Chargois, Dist. Vice-President


Nazareth B.C., 9108 Pritchard Place - Pastor Napoleon

Temple of Divine Light B.C., 540 4th St. - Pastor Tilton

Glory Land C.B.C., 4541 America St. - Pastor Lee

Thessalonian C.O.G.I.C., 4224 N. Prieur - Pastor King

Greater Liberty B.C., 1230 Desire St. - Pastor Woods

LA Retired Teachers Assn/Dist. 1, 8540 Spruce St. - President George

Mt. Tabor B.C., 4128 Franklin Ave. - Rev. Dr. Vinson, Pastor

People's U.M.C., 2001 Simon Bolivar - Pastor Robertson

LGBTIA, S. Broad at Washington - T. Gulliver-Garcia, Chairman

First Zion B.C., 7201 Olive St. - Pastor D. Berryhill


Greater Mt. Olive, 1904 Goodwill Dr., Violet - Pastor Riley

St. Bernard Branch NAACP - Rev. Gabriel, President


Bethlehem Baptist Church, East 28 Street, Reserve, LA - Pastor Bering


St. Tammany Branch NAACP, W. Perryman, President


Hearts of Fire Ministry, 1316 W. Thomas St., Hammond, LA - Bishop Russell


Online Voter Registration

Registering to vote or changing your registration is easy using this online application.

For security reasons this application will time out if you remain idle for more than five minutes. All data will be cleared and you will have to start the application over from the beginning.

Once you have completed the application you will be allowed to either print and mail your application or, if verified by the Office of Motor Vehicles, submit your application electronically. 

If you plan to submit electronically you must have your Louisiana driver's license or Louisiana special ID card in hand when you begin the process. There is an audit code on the card that you must enter. The audit code is a four digit number labeled AUDIT on the front of the license.


SCLC NOLA Request "Color of Law" Investigation

07/26/2018 SCLCNOLA Press Conference

WE WANT TO PREFACE BY STATING THAT - We, the Members of the New Orleans Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the SCLC, stand in support of Veteran Jorge Gomez and pray that his recovery and the recovery of his family will be swift.

We want to commend the Public Integrity Bureau and the New Orleans Police Department for their swift and decisive actions in initiating the termination process of Officers Sutton and Galman.

For 300 years, the City of New Orleans has been an international city.  We believe that the City of New Orleans is a place of equal opportunity for all regardless of race, creed, gender, age, disability, ethnic background or sexual orientation.  Native Americans, French, Spanish, English, Africans and their decedents – all make up the gumbo we call New Orleans. 

This past Tuesday, two police officers – Officer Spencer Sutton (24) and Officer John Galman (26), although they claimed not to remember – aggressively confronted and attacked Mr. Jorge Alberto “George” Gomez (36).  Mr. Gomez was hospitalized for his injuries.

The officers were initially released on their own recognizance within an hour of their arrest by Magistrate Commissioner Jonathan Friedman AFTER BEING JAILED ON TUESDAY. 

On Wednesday, the two defendants entered the courtroom through a back entrance not accessible to the general public. 

They pleaded not guilty and began making arrangements to post bond so that they would avoid being jailed again. During the hearing on Wednesday, Municipal Court Judge Steven Jupiter set their Bond at $1,500.00 each.  The former Officers were booked with SIMPLE BATTERY. IT IS OUR APPRECIATION THAT THAT MAY CHANGE.

We are requesting that (WE NEED) the Federal Bureau of Investigation look into this assault by then NOPD Officers Sutton and Galman considering the Deprivation of Rights Under the Color of Law. More specifically:


· Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 - Conspiracy Against Rights 

· Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 - Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law  

· Title 18, U.S.C., Section 249 - Hate Crimes Prevention Act



Thank you,

Dr. Levon A. LeBan, President

SCLC New Orleans Chapter

Learn More

 After two New Orleans Police  Department (NOPD) officers were fired after being accused of attacking a veteran outside a Mid-City bar, members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are holding a news conference to discuss the investigation 

A special "thank you" is extended to all of the Members who came out to support this initiative: Rev. Adam Lee, Florida Carr Hargrove, Evangelist Virgie Nunnery, Ronald Coleman, Bernice Johnson, Evangelist Norma Chapman, and Rev. Dr. Ernest Marcelle, Sr. "Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere." 


ALL "Convenience Stores" Aren't Convenient

Citizens and Friends:

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us that "our lives begin to end that day we become silent on things that matter!"  We are greatly concerned about enterprises that come into our beloved communities and our City with friendly names and exploit our neighborhoods, putting profit over development - what's good for them versus what's good for the community.  

We will not take up too much of your time with FBI statistics on convenience store offenses; not speak of the numerous killings of African American Males in front of or near convenience stores - the latest being the nationally televised killing of Mr. Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The proposed "tobacco/liquor/fried foods/gas outlet" will have an adverse impact on both the current and potential residents - on health, crime, and housing opportunities.  Simply stated - the quality of life.  In addition, we are concerned about the large number of our homeless residents in the area - near Homeless Shelters; Residential and Senior Housing Developments; several Churches; and a growing homeless population.

In what communities are these "convenience stores" located?  What area of the City do you find them?  More importantly, where you won't find them?  Do these "convenience stores" contribute t o the schools or communities where they do business or simply take from it?  Do these "convenience stores" go beyond the token hiring of an area  resident that reflects the community where the store is located?  In the long run, these stores aren't very "convenient."

We, the members and friends of the New Orleans (LA) Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) stand with and support the Guste Homes Residential Council, area Clergy and other concerned citizens that are opposed to another "tobacco, liquor, fried foods, gas" convenience store near there homes.

Thank you,

Dr. Levon A. LeBan, President

SCLC New Orleans Chapter

All Are Welcome - JOIN US!

(February 14, 1957) "A date that changed history,... A new President was elected; and it wasn't in the White House."

Join the SCLC New Orleans (LA) Chapter - EVERYONE IS WELCOME.  

Email us at:; friend us on Facebook at SCLC New Orleans Chapter.

The SCLC has been "Redeeming the soul of America" since 1957. 

"If not us, who? If not now, when? If not together, how?"

If not us, who?

If not together, how?

If not now , when?


If not now , when?

If not together, how?

If not now , when?


If not together, how?

If not together, how?

Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr. Municipal Auditorium New Orleans, LA


Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr. Municipal Auditorium New Orleans, LA

Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr. Municipal Auditorium New Orleans, LA

Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr. Municipal Auditorium New Orleans, LA


Rally & March for Detained Undocumented Children

Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr. Municipal Auditorium New Orleans, LA

This is the United States of America; We Can Do Better!


This is the United States of America; We Can Do Better!

Morris F.X. Jeff, Jr. Municipal Auditorium New Orleans, LA

This is the United States of America; We Can Do Better!


"THANK YOU" Louisiana State Senator Troy A. Carter


 The Officers and Executive Committee of the SCLC New Orleans Chapter are: Rev. Dr. Levon A. LeBan, President; Catherine Carr Benjamin, Board Chair; Rev. Dr. Leon Tilton, Jr., 1st Vice President; Bishop Willie Littleton, 2nd Vice President; Honorable Rev. Dr. Glenn Green, 3rd Vice President; Jeanette Hardy Smith, Secretary; Theodore H. George, Sr., Treasurer; Jake Hardy, Sargent-at-Arms; Gwendolyn DuPree, Alice Lewis, Rev. Dr. Ernest Marcelle, Jr., Florida Carr Hargrove, Evangelist Norma Chapman, Maria Sly George, Bernice Johnson, Ronald Coleman and Bobby Pierce.

With the motto: “Redeeming the Soul of America,” the current areas of focus of the SCLC New Orleans Chapter are: education; criminal justice; economic sustainability; and healthcare. Specifically, the Chapter has aggressively engaged in Voter Engagement to include registration, education, and active participation. In addition, the Justice for Girls Committee centers around heightening the awareness of human trafficking activities and assisting young girls to reach their greatest potential. Also, the Chapter partnered with the Peace Keepers of New Orleans to receive community engagement training. Another partnership is with the American Red Cross, assisting with the “Sound the Alarm” Campaign which educates residents on the importance of having an escape plan in the event of a fire and to install free smoke detectors. Finally, the Chapter initiated a “keep toy guns from our children” campaign. That campaign seeks to eliminate “realistic-looking” toy guns from area stores AND homes.


Dr. Levon A. LeBan, President

SCLC New Orleans Chapter

Louisiana Senator Troy A. Carter


Senator Troy A. Carter is the youngest of six children. He was educated in the Orleans Parish Public School system and matriculated at Xavier University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Business Administration.  Troy Carter also studied at Carnegie-Mellon’s Graduate School of Urban and Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and served as an Adjunct instructor of Political Science at Xavier University of Louisiana.  He was awarded a Green Foundation Fellow to Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government,... (click below for more)



Louisiana Senate Chambers

(L-R) Senator Wesley Bishop; Dr. Levon A. LeBan; Rev. Dr. Leon Tilton, Jr.; Senator Troy A. Carter; Jake Hardy; Ronald Coleman; and Rev. Dr. Ernest Marcelle, Sr. (Missing: Atty. Robert Moffett. ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCLC NEW ORLEANS (LA) CHAPTER!


SCLC & The Louisiana Retired Teacher's Association


SCLCNOLA President LeBan Presents SCLC History


LRTA & SCLC Members Listen Attentively


Congressional Candidate Presents Platform


SCLC & The Red Cross “Sound The Alarm” Campaign

American Red Cross and SCLCNOLA Teams Up To Save Lives


Together, the American Red Cross and Community Organizations have installed 1 million smoke alarms – a major milestone achieved!

Help save lives in your community!

Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives, that’s why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Red Cross volunteers, along with fire departments and other partners canvass at-risk neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education. In just three years, we’ve accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1 million smoke alarms and prepared more than 1 million people against home fires through home visits. 


Have Questions? Find Out More:

Join the SCLC New Orleans (LA) Chapter on a Sound the Alarm home visit in your community, where teams of volunteers will be installing 100,000 free smoke alarms across the metropolitan area, Metro New Orleans, Westbank, Northshore, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and River Parishes.

Together, we can save lives!  


TWITTER: @sclcnola

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"Perception" vs "Reality"


The SCLC Pavilion Project, New Orleans, LA



The proposed location of the project is  across the street from New Zion Baptist Church, where the SCLC was organized and, a block away from Rev. Abraham Lincoln "A.L." Davis Park.


New Zion B.C. & Multi-Purpose Center

"The Pavilion Project MUST include SCLC today!" New Zion Member


SCLC New Orleans (LA) Chapter

"Redeeming the Soul of America" since 1957