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Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

April 2, 2020

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimination, died March 27, 2020, a family statement said. He was 98. A charismatic and fiery preacher, Lowery led the SCLC for two decades — restoring the… [Read More]