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Lowery, Joseph E.

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Type: StillImage | Photographs
Creator: Tomlin, Elaine
Title: Lowery, Joseph E.
Date: 1986
Description: View of Reverend Joseph E. Lowery speaking from the pulpit of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Local identification number: VIS 158.02.001

Rev. Joseph E. Lowery (1921- ) is a United Methodist minister and civil rights leader. In 1955, he helped lead the Montgomery bus boycott to protest the city's policy of racial segregation on its public transit system. In 1957, Lowery helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and later served as the organization's president from 1977 to 1997.

Local identification number: ahc158002001a.jpg

Subjects: African Americans--1980-1990 | African Americans | Churches--Georgia--Atlanta | Churches--Georgia | Civil rights | Civil rights leaders | Civil rights leaders--Georgia | Civil rights movement | Microscopes--Georgia--Atlanta | Public speaking--Georgia--Atlanta | Lowery, Joseph, 1921- | Cascade United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) | Georgia | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2009
Original Material: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/southline,202

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs