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Joseph Echols Lowery

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Birthday
6, 1921
Birthplace
Huntsville, AL
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1921 (age 97)
Birthplace
Huntsville, AL

About

Minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's who was the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Before Fame

He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and he attended the Knoxville College and Alabama A&M College, before finishing his bachelor of arts degree at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.

Trivia

He led the Selma to Montgomery march of 1965 and he co-founded the Black Leadership Forum, a consortium of Black advocacy groups.

Family Life

He was married to Evelyn G. Lowery, with whom he had three daughters. Their names were Yvonne, Karen, and Cheryl.

Associated With

He succeeded Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.