Subseries 10.5
Ministers Leadership Training Program records, 1967-1991 [bulk 1968-1969]
Boxes 579 - 581

Historical Note

Founded in 1968, under the direction of Reverend T.Y. Rogers, Jr., the Ministers Leadership Training Program (MLTP) was designed to train black clergymen to be leaders within their communities and to equip them with the knowledge and strategies necessary to respond to the unique dilemmas facing U.S. ghettos. Also important to the mission of the program was to acquaint the participating ministers with the history and philosophy of SCLC and the history and theology of the black church. With these goals in mind, SCLC hosted an orientation workshop in Miami, Florida, in February 1968 to begin organizing the MLTP in fifteen metropolitan cities, including: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C, and Atlanta, among others. During the orientation program, conveners were selected from each city and were expected to conduct weekly meetings and seminars for clergymen in their communities and to act as a liaison between SCLC and the cities they represented. The program continued through 1969.

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of the records of the Ministers Leadership Training Program (MLTP) of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1967-1991, including correspondence, program curricula, records relating to the Ford Foundation grant funding the program, reports, records of workshops, participant rosters, and other subject files. Also present is a memo, written in 1991 by long-time SCLC staff person Dana Swan, describing the program. See Series 14: Financial records and Subseries 15.4: Southern Christian Leadership Foundation grant records, for additional material relating to the funding of the program.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
579 1 Annual Seminar of the Ministers Leadership Training Program of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Green Lake, Wisconsin, September 27, 1968
579 2 Annual Seminar of the Ministers Leadership Training Program of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Green Lake, Wisconsin, participant rosters, September 27, 1968
579 3 "Annual Summary of the Ministers Leadership Training Program," undated
579 4 Application forms, 1969
579 5 Bay area seminar of the Ministers Leadership Training Program, undated
579 6 The Brooklyn Seminar, 1968
579 7 Charts of city meetings, undated
579 8 "The Consultation of the Black Church," Boston University School of Theology, Boston, Massachusetts, November 6-9, 1968
579 9 Contact information for conveners and participants, undated
579 10 Convener workshop, Atlanta, Georgia, April 24-25, 1968
579 11 Correspondence, undated
579 12 Correspondence, 1968 January-July
579 13 Correspondence, 1968 August-December
579 14 Correspondence, 1969 January-April
579 15 Correspondence, 1969 May-December
579 16 Correspondence, 1970
579 17 Correspondence, 1976
579 18 "Crisis of the Cities: A Creative Angle, An Outline for a Study Action Program for Pastors," undated
579 19 Curriculum, "A Brief Study Guide," 1967
579 20 Curriculum, "A Development of the Curriculum," undated
579 21 Curriculum, listing of advisors, 1968
579 22 Curriculum, listing of readings and study materials, 1968
579 23 Curriculum, "Model Session Plan," undated
580 1 Curriculum, overview material, 1968
580 2 Curriculum, "Situation Analysis" guide, March 6, 1968
580 3 Curriculum, study guide, 1968-1969
580 4 Curriculum, unit of study, 1968
580 5 "Evaluation of materials for SCLC Ministers Leadership Training Workshop," undated
580 6 Ford Foundation, press release, 1968
580 7 Ford Foundation, proposal for funding, undated
580 8 Ford Foundation, evaluation of Ministers Leadership Training Program, 1968-1969
580 9 The Freedom Dream Fund: A Living Memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., certificate, undated
580 10 "From Chaos to Community in God's Name," undated
580 11 Information for conveners, 1968
580 12 Information kits for Ministers Leadership Training Program, 1968
580 13 Interdenominational Theological Center, undated
580 14 Intern program, undated
580 15 Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, 1968
580 16 List of resource persons for the Ministers Leadership Training Program, undated
580 17 Listing of addresses, companies, undated
580 18 Manpower Training Program, 1969
580 19 Memoranda, undated
580 20 Memoranda, 1968
580 21 Memoranda, 1969
580 22 The Miami Orientation Conference, February 19-23, 1968 [1 of 2]
580 23 The Miami Orientation Conference, February 19-23, 1968 [2 of 2]
581 1 Ministers Leadership Training Program, Baltimore, Maryland, 1968
581 2 Ministers Leadership Training Program, Newark, New Jersey, 1968
581 3 Ministers Leadership Training Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1968
581 4 Ministers Leadership Training Program, Richmond, California, 1968
581 5 Ministers Leadership Training Program, Washington, D.C., 1969
581 6 National Urban League, 1968
581 7 Notes, undated
581 8 Official directory of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, undated
581 9 Participant rosters by state, 1968
581 10 "The Philosophy of Nonviolence and the Tactics of Nonviolent Resistance," undated
581 11 "Police Brutality," undated
581 12 "A Program of Leadership Coordination for Negro Ministers of Fifteen Metropolitan Areas," undated
581 13 "Purpose of Ministers Leadership Training Program," undated
581 14 Rainwater, Lee, "Crucible of Identity: The Negro Lower-Class Family," undated
581 15 "Report on Activities of the Ministers Leadership Training Program," August 14, 1968
581 16 "Report on Minister's Leadership Training Program," 1968
581 17 Reports, annual, 1968
581 18 Reports, by cities, 1968
581 19 Reports, monthly, 1968 May
581 20 Reports, monthly, 1968 June-July
581 21 Reports, quarterly, August 1, 1968
581 22 Reports, semi-annual, 1969
581 23 Reports, weekly, May-June 1968
581 24 "Seminar Practicum: The Black Church and Urban Affairs," course description and questionnaires, 1968
581 25 "Suggested Reading List for SCLC Staff," January 1968
581 26 Swan, Dana, memoranda on Ministers Leadership Training Program, July 31, 1991
581 27 Telegrams, undated
581 28 Urban Training Center for Creative Black Ministries, February 1968
581 29 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1969
581 30 Workshop leaders and participants, undated
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