Maynard Eaton, a spokesman for the Atlanta-based SCLC, said the organization would have a comment about the complaint "once we look at it and digest it. It is just unfortunate that people want to keep chipping away at a legendary organization."
The complaint comes as the organization is trying to regain its footing. In recent years it has been plagued by infighting and financial troubles.
The SCLC recently named a civil rights veteran, the Rev. C.T. Vivian, as interim president and a businessman and former Alabama state senator, Charles Steele Jr., as CEO.
Steele said his goals include improving the SCLC's finances. "As much as we love the church, SCLC is not the church," he said at a previous news conference. "Although we have Christian principles, it is a business and we have to run it like a business."
The SCLC plans to hold its annual meeting Thursday through Saturday near Sanford, Fla. where a neighborhood watch volunteer shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was unarmed. The SCLC plans to give information about its national presidential search committee and to launch its national voter education initiative, said Damien Conners, SCLC executive director.
It will hold workshops and panel discussions on justice and voter issues and the "stand your ground" laws the Martin case have spotlighted. The SCLC also plans to hold a march and rally against Florida's purging of voter rolls and in support of Martin's parents.