Andrew Jackson Young

Rev. Andrew Jackson Young

Andrew Jackson Young was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 12, 1932 to a dentist father and schoolteacher mother. Young graduated from Howard University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science and earned a Bachelor of Divinity from Hartford Seminary in 1955. He joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1960 and by 1964 was named executive director.

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Allan Johnson

Rev. Allan Johnson

Rev. Allan Johnson, an African American Methodist pastor and leader in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), spent most of his time working with the Southern Christian Leadership's Negro Voter's League. In 1963 he helped organize the funeral march for the death of Meger Evers. In 1967 while pastoring at St.

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"Except for the mercy of God, I don't see how it was possible for us to keep from getting hurt. And if this had happened an hour earlier, it would have gotten my whole family. My babies were playing the piano about eleven o-clock."

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Thomas King

Mr. Thomas King

After becoming Chief Administrative Assistant to U.S. Representative George Huddleston, Jr. in 1954, John Thomas King returned to Birmingham, Alabama in 1961 to run for Mayor. King, a white liberal, ran as a moderate against Art Hanes, a segregationist, who was closely associated with Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor.

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