The world community has suffered a great loss this morning.  Media is reporting the passing of civil rights visionary, Evelyn Lowery.  Mrs Lowery, wife of civil rights icon, Reverend Joseph Lowery, died from complications related to a stroke suffered last week.  Much will be written in the coming days, weeks and months about her incredible contributions.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends, and followers.  She will be missed.

May she rest in peace.


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  1. Juliana says:

    Media Contact:
    Diane Larche’
    Larche’ Communications LLC
    404 273-3227

    Additional details have been confirmed for the celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights icon, Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery As of this evening the Lowery family has confirmed the following schedule of events:

    Monday, September 30, 2013
    Public Viewing
    Cascade United Methodist Church
    3144 Cascade Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30311
    11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013
    Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony conducted by the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Kappa Omega Chapter
    Clark Atlanta University – Davage Auditorium
    6:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013
    Home-Going Celebration for Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery
    Martin Luther King Jr., International Chapel
    at Morehouse College
    Viewing from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Celebration begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.
    Internment will take place at Westview Cemetery
    1680 Westview Drive, SW
    Atlanta, GA 30310

    Mrs. Lowery is the wife of civil rights activist Rev. Joseph E. Lowery and founder of S.C.L.C./Women, Inc. the sister organization of the historic civil rights organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (S.C.L.C.), the creator of the annual Drum Major for Justice Awards that takes place annually in April in Atlanta, GA and the creator of the annual Evelyn G. Lowery Civil Rights Heritage Educational Tour. Having suffered a massive stroke on the evening of September 18th, Mrs. Lowery made her transition in the early hours of Thursday, September 26th in the comforts of her home, surrounded by family and her husband of close to 70 years.

    In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations may be payable to either:

    SCLC/Women, Inc.
    Evelyn G. Lowery Civil Rights Heritage Educational Tour
    328 Auburn Ave.
    Atlanta, GA 30303.


    Joseph E. Lowery Institute
    P.O. Box 92801
    Atlanta, Georgia 30314