Folks gathered to celebrate the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but also to present the new board director, Reverend Joseph Wright, along with ten other new members of the SCLC.
These changes come after the split with the council.
Organizers say this is a proud moment for their group.
Anita Davis, a board member, said, "Membership is the key and backbone of most organizations, it tells you the people are really interested in what's going on. We look at things to make sure that the civil part of our community is being adhered to."
All new board members will be sworn in during the month of March.