The various protest mechanisms and action organizations serves as a long lasting contribution to the Negro community initiated by the movement in the South. The church has served as a location for organization which progresses community participation. During slavery, the slaves were allowed to congregate only at weddings and funerals. Many of these events were fabricated in order to create a means of collective communication between the slaves. The author asserts that it was in this tradition that the SCLC was formed. He further expounds upon the diverse and adverse experiences the organization has encountered during the years of existence. The author concludes with how Dr. King's leadership has advanced the SCLC organization's activity nationally and internationally.