CHARLES STEELE, JR.
National SCLC President/CEO
THE STEELE GROUP
2620 Stillman Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
FAX - 205-759-5739; email - Steele_group@msn.com
Charles Steele, Jr. was born on August 3, 1946, in Tuscaloosa , Alabama. He is President of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference (SCLC). Mr. Steele is a civil rights leaders first, using his constituency as a pulse to direct action
and chapter development of public policies. His vision of a "national playing field" keeps him in touch with current issues
and political fairness.
In 1985 Mr. Steele was elected to theTuscaloosa City Council where he served two terms. His dedication to serving his constituents
is evident through his many worthwhile and tangible accomplishments in Tuscaloosa County and West Alabama. During his tenure
as City Councilman, he organized the Unity Day Scholarship Fund, The Tuscaloosa Police Athletic League, and secured funds
to build the Bernice Washington Insight Center, a drug treatment center. He organized the Tuscaloosa Drug Task Force and after
many years of relenting efforts, the Partners for a Drug free Tuscaloosa County (formerly Tuscaloosa Drug Task Force). During
that time the partnership was awarded one million dollars. In 1994, Charles Steele, Jr. was elected to the Alabama State Senate.
The Senator played key roles in recruiting not one, but several new plants in his district. He was instrumental in locating
Tire and Wheel Assembly (T&WA) in Greene County, H&H (truck beds) in Perry County and Greenco Dimensions, Inc. (drum
sticks) in Greene County. He also sponsored a non-traditional educational program with Robert Townsend of Hollywood, California
for the youth of his district. Additionally, he recruited the Rosa Parks movie to Alabama, where he served as a consultant
to the production of the $7 million CBS movie project. He was serving his third terms as Senator before resigning to become
the National Vice President of the SCLC, the Atlanta based organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In October
2000, Charles Steele was elected as a Senate Member of the High Chamber (U. S. Parliamentary Group) of the International States
Parliament for Safety and Peace. The International Parliament nominated Mr. Steele to the Ministry of American Affairs on
the 15th of March 2001. Charles Steele graduated from Druid High in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and attended college at
Mississippi Valley State University and Oakland University. He received his bachelor's degree from American International
University at the Paramaribo Suriname, South America Campus. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from
the prestigious Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an Honorary Doctorate of Christian Education from the F. T. Bozeman
School of Ministry and Global Evangelical Christian College of Louisiana, and an Honorary Doctorate from American International
University at the Paramaribo Suriname, South America Campus.
He and his wife, Cathelean Annette Steele are the proud parents of two daughters, LeKeisha and Charla. Mr. Steele is co-owner
of Vanhoose and Steele Funeral Home. He is a Democrat, a Baptist and President of The Steele Group, a consultant firm. He
lists walking and reading as his hobbies.