Evelyn Lowery, wife of Southern Christian Leadership Council president and Civil Rights icon, Joseph Lowery has transitioned on 9.25.13. She was 88. Mrs. Lowery was head of the Women's SCLC. The Lowerys were together for 70 years! 2004 photo
Evelyn Lowery (Feb. 16, 1925—Sept. 26, 2013) was a pioneer in civil rights & women's empowerment, & wife of Rev. Joseph Lowery, past president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which traces its beginnings to the Montgomery, AL bus boycott, & organized nonviolent protests as it pushed for an end to segregation around the South during the civil rights movement. Evelyn Lowery founded SCLC/WOMEN Inc. in 1979. The group works to empower women, girls & families.
Soror Evelyn Gibson Lowery, Kappa Omega Chapter, Initiated Alpha Pi Chapter 1945 #IBTW 09.26.13# Soror Lowery was the founder of S.C.L.C. Women, Inc. the sister organization to the historic civil rights organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the creator of the annual Drum Major of Justice Awards that is held annually in April in Atlanta, GA.
The Stand for Peace 10th Anniversary event is this Friday, August 24, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia hosted by Georgia Women's Action for New Directions (WAND). Join Georgia WAND, U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery and Mrs. Evelyn Lowery to mark ten years of Standing for Peace. http://www.facebook.com/events/234269503363216/ Friday, August 24, 2012 12 Noon Colony Square Peachtree Street and 14th Street Atlanta, GA