Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr.
Att. Wesley Fields, Esq.
Rev. Sam E. Mann
Att. Taylor Fields, Esq.
Emanuel Cleaver, II - President Emeritus, Rev. Bob Hill, Rick Hellman, Rev. John Modest Miles, Mollie Ponds, Rev. Kenneth Ray*,
Rev. Alberta Walker, Dr. Herman Watson
*Transition of The Rev. Kenneth Ray, Sr. - (October 10, 1932 - May 21, 2020)
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City (SCLC-GKC) mourns the loss of our founding local chapter president,
The Rev. Kenneth Ray, Sr., who has transitioned to be with the Lord. Rev. Ray's role and contributions with and for SCLC-GKC,
and the Kansas City community are matchless. He was a devoted pastor who loved the church and loved the Lord deeply. His infectious smile,
warm spirit, keen intellectual insight, and support for the causes of human and civil rights will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family!
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is a non-violent, direct action, social change organization founded nationally in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a group of Southern ministers.
The Greater Kansas City Chapter of SCLC was formally organized in 1972, and is dedicated to the continuation of Dr. King's dream in Metropolitan Kansas City. Since 1969, SCLC of Greater Kansas City has sponsored the annual King Holiday Celebration during January. The Celebration has grown to be one of the most extensive observances in the nation.
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SPECIAL SUPPORT STAFF
Rev. Chaunia Chandler - Special Support Staff, Jessie Ward - Secretary to the Board