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Joseph Lowery, (born October 6, 1921, in Huntsville, Alabama) is a leader in the American civil rights movement. October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Insert non-formatted text hereInsert non-formatted text here To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Civil Rights Movement in the United States has been a long, primarily nonviolent struggle to bring full civil rights and equality under the law to primarily African American citizens of the United States. ...

Lowery was pastor of the Warren Street United Methodist Church, in Mobile, Alabama from 1952 until 1961. After Rosa Parks' arrest in 1955, Lowery helped lead the Montgomery bus boycott. His property was seized in 1959 along with that of other civil rights leaders by the State of Alabama as part of a libel suit. In 1957, with Martin Luther King, Jr. Lowery founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and subsequently led the organization as its president from 1977 to 1997. The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist, the largest mainline, and, after the Southern Baptist Convention, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States. ... Motto: Nickname: The Azalea City Map Location in Alabama Political Statistics Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 County Mobile County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Sam Jones Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 412. ... Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist and seamstress whom the U.S. Congress dubbed the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. Parks is famous for her refusal on December 1, 1955 to obey a bus drivers... It has been suggested that Montgomery Improvement Association be merged into this article or section. ... A state is an organized political community occupying a definite territory, having an organized government, and possessing internal and external sovereignty. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... Martin Luther King, Jr. ... The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), first known as Southern Negro Leaders Conference on Transportation and Nonviolent Integration) is a civil rights organization founded in January 1957. ...

The US Supreme Court ordered the suit reversed. At the request of Martin Luther King Jr., Lowery led the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Lowery served as pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta from (1986-92). He is now retired but remains active in the civil rights movement. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Martin Luther King, Jr. ... John Lewis (on right in trench coat) and Hosea Williams (on the left) lead marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge,March 7, 1965 The Selma to Montgomery marches, which included Bloody Sunday, were three marches that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...

To honor Reverend Lowery, the City of Atlanta renamed Ashby Street in his honor.

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In 2006 at Coretta Scott King's funeral, Dr. Lowery received a standing ovation when he remarked before four presidents in attendance: “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 abounds. For war billions more but no more for the poor.” Some have commented that by abusing the grand opportunity to comment on the great life of Coretta King, he demeaned himself and Mrs. King by bringing into his speech a classless political attack. Others have remarked that his remarks matched perfectly the commitment of Mrs. King and her husband to nonviolence around the world. Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was the wife of the assassinated civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Joseph Lowery (b. 1924) (876 words)
Joseph Echols Lowery was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on October 6, 1924 (according to most reliable sources), to Dora and LeRoy Lowery, a teacher and a small businessman, respectively.
Lowery graduated from high school in 1939 and was educated at several colleges, including Knoxville College in Tennessee, Wayne State University in Michigan, Payne College and Theological Seminary in Ohio, and the Chicago Ecumenical Institute.
In 1959 Lowery, Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Solomon Seay were sued for libel by the state of Alabama.
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