Watch video of Rev. Joseph E. Lowery deliver the benediction at the inauguration for Barack Obama, who would later present the reverend with the presidential medal of freedom.

The Reverend Doctor Joseph E. Lowery (B.A., B.D., LL.D., D.D., L.H.D.) — hailed as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Movement” upon his receipt of the NAACP’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” — has assumed and executed a broad and diverse series of roles over the span of his eight decades: Leader, Pastor/Preacher, Servant, Father, Husband, Freedom Fighter and Advocate. One milestone […]

Civil rights leaders Rev. Joseph Lowery and Rep. David Scott expressed their reservations about President Obama‘s judicial choices for Georgia this morning on “NewsOne Now.” Lowery noted that since 1978, only three judicial nominees have been African-American. “That’s not fair,” he said. “That’s not judicial. That’s not democratic.” Rep. David Scott also spoke out about the lack of color […]

Just three weeks after Rev. Joseph Lowery (pictured right) led the chant “Fired up! Read to go!” at the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, his wife Evelyn Lowery (pictured left) has suffered “irreversible damage” from a stroke, reports the The Lowery family issued the following statement: “After many consultations with top medical experts, […]