Reverend Joseph Lowery receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. President @BarackObama : "Preaching in his blood, the Reverend Joseph Lowery is a giant of the Moses generation of civil rights leaders." RIP.
Today we remember Reverend Joseph Lowery, called the Dean of the Civil Rights Movement. In 2009, he delivered the benediction at President Obama's inauguration, and spoke at a #JFKForum the following year on his legendary life and career. 📄 Transcript:
It was with a profound sense of loss that we, learned of Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery’s death last night. He was a pioneer of the Civil Right movement and a big believer of our mission. RIP Rev. Lowery!…
With the passing of Reverend Joseph Lowery, our country has lost a brave, visionary leader in the struggle for justice and a champion of its promise, still unrealized, of equality for all Americans. Hillary and I are grateful for his friendship.
"Help us to make choices on the side of love, not hate; on the side of inclusion, not exclusion; tolerance, not intolerance." Reverend Joseph Lowery dedicated his life to fighting racism and inequality as an activist, an organizer, and a leader of the civil rights movement.
Deeply saddened about the loss of Rev. Joseph Lowery. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and everyone who was touched by his incredible legacy as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Rest in Power, Reverend.