Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Abernathy, Ralph (1926–1990)

Abernathy was key in organizing the Montgomery bus boycotts alongside Martin Luther King Jr. He was also a cofounder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was later president of the organization. Abernathy assumed direction of the SCLC Poor Peoples’ Campaign after the assassination of Dr. King, his very close friend.