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King presides over executive board meeting at SCLC conference in Columbia; honored at dinner; speaks on "Rays of Hope"

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September 30, 1959

King presides over an SCLC executive board meeting at the organization’s fall conference at First Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Conference delegates honor King and other civil rights leaders at a “Crusade for Citizenship Dinner” held at the Township Auditorium, followed by a mass meeting during which King speaks on “Rays of Hope.”