C.T. Vivian was one of the key players in the civil rights movement. In 1959 he met James Lawson who at the time was teaching other students how to have non violent protests such as sit ins. In1961 He joined the SCLC and participated in the the first of the freedom rides to Mississippi. He was One of MLK's Lieutenants and helped Diane Nash pressure Mayor west in admitting that racial discrimination was morally wrong. In 1970 he wrote the book Black Power and The American Myth which was the first book written about the civil rights movement. It was written by a member of MLK's Administration.
One thing that i found to be interesting is that after the civil rights movement ended he continued to lead many civil rights organizations. Including The Anti-Klan Network, The Center of Democratic Renewal, and Black Strategies and Information Center (BASICS). This shows that even after a great battle had been won he still stayed true to his cause.