Joseph Echols Lowery was an American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He later became the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, after Martin Luther King Jr. and his immediate successor, Ralph Abernathy, and participated in most of the major activities of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
US civil rights leader Reverend Joseph Lowery, a key ally of Martin Luther King, has died aged 98. Born in 1921, Lowery worked closely alongside leading figures in the civil rights movement such as.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
A lieutenant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mr. Lowery helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and gave the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com