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Southern Christian Leadership Conference holding international convention in Baton Rouge

Dr. Charles Steele (Source: WAFB) Dr. Charles Steele (Source: WAFB)

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is in Baton Rouge this week holding an international convention.

With an international corporate council headed by former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, the SCLC is a player in international civil rights discussions as well.

President Charles Steele says Baton Rouge is the place for the convention because of our history.

"The vision of Dr. Jemison was so vital, so significant in the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  And now the world knows of Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. Baton Rouge, your story MUST be told!" said Dr. Steele.

It was Baton Rouge's bus boycott that Reverend TJ Jemison shared what worked with MLK that started it all, Dr. Steele said.

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