NAACP Atlanta Branch

SCLC Strategist Dies

Wyatt Tee Walker brought a new dimension to the civil rights movement and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.  He was an integral part of the strategy behind the Birmingham movement along with Jim Bevel and Joseph Lowery.  Walker served as executive director of SCLC during the Freedom Rider campaign in 1961.  One veteran of the campaign recently shared that she could not have imagined that movement without Walker.