Rev. Joseph Lowery, “Dean” of the Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 98

Nicole Rojas
Mar 30, 2020 - 2:40

Civil rights icon and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Rev. Joseph Lowery died on March 27. Lowery, who was hailed as the “dean” of the Civil Rights Movement, was 98 years old.

Joseph Echols Lowery, the son of a shopkeeper and a teacher, was born in 1921 in Huntsville, Alabama. An incident involving a white policeman hitting him and calling him the N-word at the age of 11 put him on the path of civil rights activism, he said in a 1998 interview with Emerge magazine. 

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