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President Barack Obama, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Dr. Christine King Farris and Ambassador Andrew Young Acknowledge Dr. Joseph E. Lowery’s 96th Birthday

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Atlanta, GA – While President Barack Obama and Congresswoman Maxine Waters sent birthday greetings, Ambassador Andrew Young, Martin Luther King III and Dr. Martin L. King Jr’s sister, Dr. Christine King Farris were among celebrities and dignitaries on hand in Atlanta to acknowledge the 96th birthday of civil rights leader and former King confidant, Dr. […]

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Gospel Great Yolanda Adams and “Greenleaf” Star Keith David to Perform at 96th Birthday Celebration for Civil Rights Icon Dr. Joseph Lowery

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Atlanta, GA – Five-time gospel Grammy winner, Yolanda Adams and Emmy Award winning actor, Keith David, the star of OWN’s megachurch drama “Greenleaf,” will be the featured entertainment on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, when celebrities, dignitaries and activists from around world descend upon Atlanta to pay tribute to the “dean” of the Civil Rights Movement, […]

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Georgia Coalition of Black Women Salute Women in Government at Women’s History Month Celebration

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Atlanta First Lady, Sarah E. Langford Reed, DeKalb Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, Dr. Eloisa Y. Kementich, and Senator Nan Orrock Honored Atlanta, GA – From the honorees to the speakers and invited guests, the prestigious women gathered for the Georgia Coalition of Black Women’s (GCBW) Women’s History Month celebration epitomized the words of President Obama’s […]

Power of the Sister Vote National Voter Crusade Launches As Polls Open in Georgia

Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Joseph Lowery, Ambassador Young, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Rev. Jesse Jackson Discuss Fight for VRA

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Atlanta, GA – Sitting alongside three generations of civil rights leaders, the dean of the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, told an intergenerational crowd at historic Wheat Street Baptist Church that “the black spirit” was the key factor to their success in getting the Voting Rights Act (VRA) passed in 1965. The […]

Georgia Coalition of Black Women Salute Women in Government at Women’s History Month Celebration

Statement from Dr. Joseph Lowery on the Sentencing of the Atlanta School Teachers

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A Pound of Flesh by @JosepheLowery – In Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” a prosecutorial team demanded a pound of flesh from a man who owed a debt he seemed unable to pay. But, before they could secure the ‘pound of flesh’, a lawyer named Portia came forward and in beautiful and eloquent words, proclaimed, “The […]

Gospel Great Yolanda Adams and “Greenleaf” Star Keith David to Perform at 96th Birthday Celebration for Civil Rights Icon Dr. Joseph Lowery

Open Letter From Rev. Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, Rev. Joseph Lowery & Melanie Campbell

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May 11, 2012 (New York, NY) – Melanie Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition for Black Civic Engagement, joined Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of NAACP, and Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, Civil Rights Icon and President Emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, to release this […]

Shirley Sherrod, Jasmine Guy and Fonzworth Bentley Among 2011 Drum Major for Justice Honorees

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Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in Civil Rights – Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, Ambassador Andrew Young, and Rep. John Lewis – will be honored Evelyn Gibson Lowery, founder and chair of SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. announced today that former Georgia State Director of USDA Rural Development, Shirley Sherrod; award-winning actor, […]