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Civil Rights Leader Joseph E. Lowery Remembered


Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

Civil Rights Activist Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery died Friday, March 27, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. Rev. Dr. Lowery was considered the Dean of the Civil Rights Movement, having served alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many other figures. Born in Huntsville, AL, in October of 1921, Lowery grew up in the south, where there was much racial disfunction. He himself was a victim of a police brutality incident that shaped his perspective. His future work would reflect his experience and perspective. He graduated college Paine College and went on to attend Payne Theological Seminary, and then...

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