Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III is the Pastor of Charity Missionary Baptist Church in the Liberty Hill Community of North Charleston, SC and the Vice President of Religious Affairs and External Relations of the National Action Network since 2014. For almost 40 years he worked at every level of the NAACP and helped to elect more than 300 black officials in South Carolina. He was a lead organizer of the 2000 March on the Statehouse when 50,000 people marched on the state capital to demand the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag and he was a founding member of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) in 2011. He is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the State of SC’s highest award for service.