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The Joseph & Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection

Creator: Leder Handler Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS Copyright: AP1979


The Joseph Echols and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection, circa 1900-2019, 1950-2013 (bulk), contains approximately 200 linear feet of personal papers, sermons, speeches, correspondence, SCLC and SCLC/WOMEN records, and hundreds of historical photographs and audiovisual records documenting the Lowery's struggle of justice and equality. The Lowery Trust granted sole ownership of the collection to Morehouse College in March 2021. Shortly thereafter, the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library was formally designated as custodian of the collection with responsibilities for housing and providing access for students, scholars, researchers, and the global community.

Featured in the digital collection is a selected representation of content from each series including publications, photographs, documents and audio and video recordings. For the full collection see The Joseph Echols and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection finding aid:

Joseph Lowery interview for Maynard documentary

From the Atlanta History Center

Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery at Coretta Scott King's funeral

"We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there [standing ovation]... but Coretta kew and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty aounds. For war billions more but no more for the poor." -Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery, at the Coretta Scott King funeral, in front of 4 presidents