Lowery, Joseph (Joseph E.)


"Joseph Lowery, a distinguished civil rights leader and respected Methodist minister, helped to organize, along with Martin Luther King Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Referred to as the "dean of the civil rights movement," Lowery served as SCLC president from 1977 to 1997. For more than fifty years Lowery has been an unwavering champion of nonviolent resistance. He was a key figure in the desegregation of the United States and, after integration was achieved, focused his attention on other significant issues, such as black voter registration, affirmative action, AIDS education, and workers' rights."--"Joseph Lowery (b. 1924)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 11, 2008: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.

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