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Monday, August 1, 2011

Funeral Services Were Held on August 5, 2011 For Civil Rights Leader: Honoring the life and leadership of Reverend Dr. Howard W. Creecy, Jr., the late president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Funeral services were held August 5, 2011 for SCLC President Howard W. Creecy, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Creecy died of an apparent heart attack early on Thursday, July 28, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 57.

Rev. Dr. Creecy was a third generation gospel preacher, teacher and pastor.

He was serving as pastor of The Olivet Church in Fayetteville County, GA.

The photo of Rev. Dr. Creecy is courtesy The Olivet Church website

Here is the story in aka 

Excellent bio of Reverend Dr. Howard W. Creecy, Jr., the late president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 

Click the following link to a blog that does a great job covering African American issues including the untimely death of 57-year-old Rev. Dr. Howard Creecy, Jr.: 

Politics, Policy, Pathology and Hope WITHIN The Black Community: Condolences To The Family Of Rev Dr Howard Creecy Jr 

(Link to AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink via

In the photo at the above link, Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Howard Creecy Jr. listens to the keynote speaker, during the National Southern Leadership Conference breakfast in Atlanta.

Dr. Creecy, a Mobile, Alabama, native, died early Thursday, July 28, 2011 of an apparent heart attack in Atlanta.

The photo was taken on April 4, 2011 by John Spink of the Atlanta Journal & Constitution newspapers.

Rev. Bernice King was elected as the first female SCLC president in 2009 but “declined to take office while the organization suffered through divisive legal battles,” stated a January 24, 2011 article written by Denise Stewart on

Rev. Bernice King is the youngest daughter of first SCLC President - slain civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr.

During that period Rev. Dr. Howard Creecy, Jr. served as interim president and was officially named president in January 2011 when Ms. King again declined to accept the office.

Click on the names (links) of the SCLC Presidents through the years: 

1957-1968            Martin Luther King, Jr.

1968-1977            Ralph Abernathy

1977-1997            Joseph Lowery

1997-2004            Martin Luther King III

2004-2004            Fred Shuttlesworth

2004-2009            Charles Kenzie Steele, Jr.

2009-Present        Rev. Dr. Howard W. Creecy, Jr.

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