Rapper/Activist David Banner caps off SCLC Convention
SCLC President Dr. Charles Steele Jr. talks with rapper/activist David Banner before Banner's lecture at the Peabody Hotel.
SCLC President Dr. Charles Steele Jr., rapper/activist David Banner; and SCLC Chairman Dr. Bernard Lafayette.
David Banner spoke candidly with a crowd of about 250 during the SCLC Convention at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis on Saturday.
In a moving moment, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, who was with Dr. Martin Luther King hours before he was gunned down in Memphis, gave his own SCLC lapel pin to Rev. Gregory Bentley of the Huntsville Alabama chapter of SCLC.
David Banner was interviewed by media shortly after his presentation.
David Banner interacts with a young fan after his presentation at SCLC's National Convention.
Back to photo galleries
"Don't trust anything I say," said rapper/activist David Banner in his opening remarks Saturday evening. "Do your own research. Find out things for yourself." From there, the music star passionately challenged the audience to embrace their own blackness and divinity, while sprinkling in jokes and laughter.
Earlier, Banner sat with SCLC leadership to chart a mutual way forward.