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Joseph Lowery (b. 1924)

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Creator:Kirkland, W. Michael
Title:Joseph Lowery (b. 1924)
Date:2004 Dec. 16

Encyclopedia article about Joseph Lowery, a distinguished civil rights leader and respected Methodist minister who helped to organize, along with Martin Luther King Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and served as its president from 1977 to 1997. Lowery was educated at several colleges, including Knoxville College in Tennessee, Wayne State University in Michigan, Payne College and Theological Seminary in Ohio, and the Chicago Ecumenical Institute. Lowery pastored Warren Street united Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama, the Central United Methodist Church in southwest Atlanta, and Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Lowery also served as a board member for MARTA, Atlanta's public transportation system.

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Subjects:Lowery, Joseph (Joseph E.) | African American civil rights workers--Southern States | African American clergy--Southern States | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Southern States
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2004-12-16
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