• Rev. Dwight Montgomery, president of Memphis SCLC chapter, dies

    By: Tony Atkins


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Reverend Dwight Montgomery has died, according to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

    Rev. Montgomery was the president of the Memphis Chapter of SCLC.

    He also served as a pastor at Annesdale Cherokee MBCH.

    Mayor Jim Strickland issued a statement concerning to passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery:

    "I was saddened to hear this morning of the passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery. He was instrumental in my administrations' efforts to award grants to out 1968 sanitation workers. And I appreciated his support as we work to move Confederate statues from our city. I will keep his family, friends and congregation lifted in my prayers during their time of grief."

    Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr. additionally issued a statement concerning to Reverend Montgomery's passing:

    “Dr. Dwight Montgomery was a servant leader. He inspired me, and so many others, through his work with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Annesdale Cherokee Baptist Church and other community organizations. He will be missed.”

    We'll provide additional information as it becomes available.


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