New Orleans to recognize the creation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
New Orleans to recognize the creation of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by local ministers and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a new monument in Central City
Public Announcement of the project is Sunday, Feb. 12
Ella Camburnbeck, Director or Louise Martin, President
Ella Camburnbeck (504) 581-3701
or C. Brylski (504) 897-6110
February 12, 4 to 6 p.m.
Plans to be revealed at the home of Christel and Keene Kelley
1304 First St., New Orleans
On Feb. 14, 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other prominent Southern ministers met at New Zion Baptist Church on LaSalle Street in New Orleans and incorporated the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Felicity Redevelopment Inc. is working with the Louisiana SCLC, Tulane Regional Urban Design Center and other groups to build a pavilion that memorializes this important moment in Civil Rights history and add a new monument to the city’s legacy of historic events. This event kicks off the public fundraising campaign to complete the project.
Felicity Redevelopment, founded in 1998, is a neighborhood organization dedicated to the revitalization of the Lower St. Charles Corridor and has purchased and/or renovated more than 50 projects in the area.
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The event is a fundraiser benefitting the project; the public is invited for a suggested $50 donation at the door.
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