Series 8
Crisis Intervention Committee records, 1970s-2000s
Boxes 475 - 501

Historical Note

SCLC's Crisis Intervention Committee was established to advocate on behalf of community members seeking assistance with legal problems, employment discrimination or financial hardship. The committee was comprised of most executive staff members and was led by Reverend Fred Taylor. Members would review requests for assistance, refer people to other community resources better equipped to help, or occasionally intercede on behalf of the individual. Assistance could take the form of letters of support to employers or mediated conflict resolution. Rarely, as with a discrimination case at Church's Chicken, requests for assistance could result in national direct action campaigns against a company.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the records of SCLC's Crisis Intervention Committee, including administrative records and case files. Administrative records contain form letters, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda and reports, and are minimal. Case files and requests for assistance form the majority of the series and document the committee's efforts on behalf of people seeking help with legal problems, employment discrimination, and financial hardship.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two subseries: (8.1) Crisis Intervention Committee administrative records, (8.2) Case files and requests for assistance.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Subseries 8.2, Case files and requests for assistance, is closed to researchers until January 1, 2087.

Description of Subseries