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Joseph Lowery, Veteran Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 98

2 monthes ago   |   By Time

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died Friday, a family statement said. He was 98.
A charismatic and fiery preacher, Lowery led the SCLC for two decades - restoring the organization's financial stability and pressuring businesses not to trade with South Africa's apartheid-era regime - before retiring in 1997.
Lowery, considered the dean of civil rights veterans, lived to celebrate a November 2008 milestone that few of his movement...
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Rev. Joseph Lowery, ‘Dean' of the civil rights movement, dies at 98

2 monthes ago   |   By NY Daily News

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a pivotal part of the Civil Rights movement who worked hand-in-hand with Rev. Martin Luther King and Jesse Jackson has died, his colleagues said Saturday. He was 98. Lowery died of natural causes at his home in Atlanta Ga., the King Center confirmed. His daughters were by...
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Tributes Pour in for the Late and Celebrated Civil Rights Activist Joseph Lowery

2 monthes ago   |   By Newsweek

Lowery, who died at the age of 98 on Friday, was often dubbed the "Dean" of the civil of the civil rights movement.
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Alabama preacher, Civil rights leader, MLK aide Rev. Joseph Lowery dies at 98

2 monthes ago   |   By ABC

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country's first black president and echoed the call for "justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream" in America.
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Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

2 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

ATLANTA - The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country's first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America.
For more than four decades after the death of his friend and civil rights icon, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the fiery Alabama preacher was on the front line of the battle for equality, with an unforgettable delivery that rivaled King's - and was often more unpredictable. Lowery had a knack for cutting to the core of the country's conscience with...
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Rev. Joseph Lowery, 'Dean' Of The Civil Rights Movement, Dies At 98

Rev. Joseph Lowery, 'Dean' Of The Civil Rights Movement, Dies At 98

2 monthes ago   |   By NPR

Lowery got his start as an activist organizing bus boycotts in 1950s Alabama. He led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for two decades and prayed at Barack Obama's first inauguration.
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