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BIRMINGHAM, AL - One of the most notable Civil Rights organizations is bringing its national convention to Birmingham.

This morning, the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference announced the 56th annual national convention will be held in the Magic City in August.

The four-day conference will bring thousands of people to Birmingham.

This is the second SCLC convention in Birmingham.

The last event was held in 20005.

"The economic impact the last time we were here was anywhere from, I checked the numbers with the chamber commerce, it was anywhere from $5 to $6 million dollars," said Dr. Charles Steele, President, CEO of the National SCLC.

Rev. Bernice King, the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be honored at the convention.
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