Martin Luther King Jr. and others formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after the success of the Montgomery bus boycott. The SCLC remained active and influential in the Civil Rights Movement throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is a civil rights organization that was established by Martin Luther King Jr. and other African American leaders just after the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956. The SCLC played a major roll in the Civil Rights Movement. The organization helped to organize the 1963 march on Washington, DC, and worked to secure voting rights for African Americans in the South.