Infighting threatens SCLC board unity
Atlanta, Ga – - A member of the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference appointed to the board by the group's disputed chairman
says he is asking state and county officials to investigate the
The Rev. Markel Hutchins met with reporters Thursday to detail
what he described as financial mismanagement and possible insurance
fraud by other board members and staff.
A faction of board members voted this month to oust Chairman
Raleigh Trammell amid a federal investigation.
Opposing groups of board members each held board meetings this
week hundreds of miles apart in Georgia and Alabama.
Hutchins also questioned the election of the Rev. Bernice King
as president. King has yet to assume her post overseeing the
organization co-founded by her father.
An attorney representing the group that met in Atlanta says the
election was valid and that they will prevail on all the issues
raised in court.