Coffee Conversations with Greg J: The SCLC, Pastor William D. Smart, Jr.

Written by on July 14, 2020

Coffee Conversations with Greg J: Pastor William Smart – Los Angeles Chapter, SCLC

In these days of demonstration, revolution, and resistance to white supremacy, we take a look at one of the Struggle's most storied institutions, the institution of MLK, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Headed in Los Angeles by Pastor William D. Smart, we sit with Pastor Smart to analyze the movement as it is unfolding before us. Listen to what will be a tremendous conversation

Posted by Coffee Conversations with Greg J. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

In this era of cultural revolution, we observe a new movement of the people. Yes Black Lives Matter, as do the heritage civil rights institutions. Pastor WIlliam D. Smart, is the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Los Angeles Chapter. This is the storied organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King.

We discovered a plethora of action taken by the LA CHapter. Food giveaways to those affected by COVID 19 Quarantines – Seniors, needy and community orhanizations. This conversation shares views and dialogue about the Struggle as we no see it unfolding across the national consciousness. Click the video above to hear the entire Coffee Conversation with Greg J:. The SCLC: The Struggle Continues.

We start this conversation with tribute to Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela. In 1985, the streets of South Africa were ablze with warfare as black South Africans fought violently with the government to overthrown the racist aparthied system. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in Pollsmoor Prison and Winnie was banshed and restricted to a section of South Africa. The People had taken to violent struggle against the system. South African State President PW Botha offered to free Mandela if he would go all out and denounce the violence in the land. He refused freedom in a letter written in prison and read by his daughter Zindzi, It is one of the pivotal moments in the liberation movement in South Africa, Zindzi passed away, July 13 in South Africa. She was 59. May she rest in peace.

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