About Us

Rev. O.J. Brown, Ms. Charlotte Mann, Mr. Linton Mann Sr. and Rev. Fred Taylor were instrumental in forming a Cobb County SCLC. Meetings were held at the Marietta Chapel AME Church, 312 Rigby St. in Marietta, GA- Rev Gloria Bennett, Pastor. Prior to 2011 meetings were held at Emmanuel Tabernacle Christian Church, 2692 Sandy Plains Rd. NE, Suite A32, Marietta, GA- Rev. Dwight Graves, Pastor. Presently, meetings are still held at Emmanuel Tabernacle Christian Church, 1588 Willie Dr. Marietta, GA.  Founded on Christian principles, the SCLC promotes an end to discrimination, increase voter registration/education and participation in community enhancement. The key issue is to improve the quality of life for all people. The SCLC as an organization continues to grow from achievements by the Montgomery Improvement Association of 1956, the SCLC‟s civil disobedience and direct action helped secure passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while Lyndon Johnson was president.   “I Have a Dream” continues to be a powerful speech. Now, “Transforming The Dream into Reality; What is Your Role?" is our 2013 theme. We must ensure that we “Keep The Dream Alive” for generations to come.