Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview, Part 1

The Reverend Joseph Lowery talked about his life and his involvement in the civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Southern… read more

The Reverend Joseph Lowery talked about his life and his involvement in the civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He reflected on the effectiveness of nonviolence, the libel suit against him, sit-ins across the country, and the Selma to Montgomery March. 

This interview was part of an oral history project on the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The interview was conducted at Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, by Joseph Mosnier. close

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  • Lowery, Joseph E. President Emeritus Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview, Part 1

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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Apr 2, 2013
Last Aired:
Aug 20, 2013

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