Dr. Charles Steele Jr. founded Working People for Fair Energy, a non-profit organization devoted to fighting for energy laws that are fair and affordable to working people and low-income families. From Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Steele attended Mississippi Valley State University, Oakland University and received a bachelor degree from American International University at the Paramaribo Suriname, South America campus. He earned his Doctorate from Mt. Carmel Theological Seminary and also holds Honorary Doctorates from prestigious Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and from The F.T. Bozeman school of Ministry and Global Evangelical Christian College of Louisiana.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> In 1994, he was elected to the Alabama state Senate, and re-elected three times before resigning to become president of the SCLC in November 2004. In April 2006, he was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. On April 20, 2006 he was inducted into the Tuscaloosa Civic Hall of Fame.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Working People for Fair Energy works across the Southeast and elsewhere in an effort to educate citizens on energy issues and mobilize support for laws that provide for an affordable and fair energy future.