Joseph Lowery Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of civil rights leader Joseph Lowery.


誕生日: 10月 6, 1921
死亡日: 行進 27, 2020
    出生地: Huntsville, アラバマ
    出生名: Joseph Echols Lowery
    お父さん: LeRoy Lowery, store owner
    母: Dora (Fackler) Lowery, teacher
    結婚: Evelyn (Gibson) Lowery (4月 5, 1948-9月 26, 2013, her death)
    子供達: with Evelyn Lowery: Yvonne, Karen, Cheryl; with name unavailable publicly: Joseph Jr.; LeRoy II
    教育: Attended Alabama A&M University and Knoxville College; Payne College & Theological Seminary, B.A., B.D.; Chicago Ecumenical Institute, D.D., 1950


    A founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
    Was sometimes referred to as thedean of the civil rights movement.
    Continued to lead marches and boycotts against racism in the South after 博士. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 死.
    Brought the SCLC into the political fray after Andrew Young was forced to resign as UN ambassador for meeting with PLO member Zehdi Labib Terzi in 1979.
    Spent over two decades as a board member for MARTA, the public transportation system of Atlanta.


    1950 – Is ordained a Methodist minister.
    1952-1961 Pastor of Mobile, Alabama’s Warren Street United Methodist Church.
    1955 Begins organizing for the civil rights movement in Mobile, アラバマ.
    1957 – ザ・ Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is founded.
    1957-1967 – Is named vice-president of SCLC. 博士. キング is president.
    1964-1968 Pastor at St. Paul’s Church in Birmingham, アラバマ.
    1967-1977 National Chairman and member of board of directors SCLC.
    February 1977-January 15, 1998 National President and CEO of SCLC.
    8月 20, 1979 – With a delegation of SCLC members, meets with Zehdi Labib Terzi, the PLO’s chief observer at the United Nations.
    2月 5-18, 1982 Organizes the longest civil rights march. より多い 3,500 supporters march from Carrollton, アラバマ, to Montgomery, アラバマ, demanding the extension of the voting rights act.
    1986-1992 – Pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta.
    1997-2020 – President Emeritus SCLC.
    1997 Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP.
    2001 – Clark Atlanta University establishes the Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights.
    10月 6, 2001 – An Atlanta street is renamed Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard in his honor.
    2月 7, 2006 – Makes controversial remarks during Coretta Scott King’s funeral: “She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. But Coretta knew, and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance, poverty abound. For war, billions more, but no more for the poor.
    1月 20, 2009 – Gives the benediction at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration.
    8月 12, 2009 を受け取ります 大統領自由勲章 at a White House ceremony.
    1月 30, 2010Is taken to Emory University Hospital Midtown after having respiratory problems.
    2月 13, 2010 Is discharged from the hospital after being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism.
    2月 13, 2011 – Delivers a sermon at Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta for the first time since suffering a stroke in 2010.
      12月 7, 2014 – Suffers a fractured hip after a fall at a California hotel.




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