ASALH mourns the passing of Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, an outspoken civil rights icon. Dr. Lowery was a supporter of ASALH and served on the honorary committee for the Atlanta conference in 2006 and for the Centennial held in 2015. He worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King and co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with him.

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