#Cousins , it is within a extremely heavy right that we inform you all of the recent passing of beloved Civil Rights icon The Reverend Joseph E. Lowery.
Rev. Joseph Lowery also known as the Dean of Civil Rights was officially pronounced dead on March. 27th, reports NBC News. Sources have confirmed that The Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights came forward Friday evening to announce the reverend’s death. It has been indicated that Lowery passed around 10PM in the safety of his own home with his daughters by his side.
Lowery will forever be remembered for his expansive work from the civil rights era and beyond. He worked side by side with leaders such as #JosephJackson and #MartinLutherKing. He is also noted as being a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with King.
Rev. Joseph Lowery heart and soul was always present within the social justice system throughout his entire life. He spoke at the late Coretta Scott’s funeral and was requested by our forever President Barack Obama to deliver the benediction within his 2009 inauguration. “In the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back; when brown can stick around; when yellow will be mellow; when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen.”
In less than a year Lowery was honored by Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is identified as being the highest civilian honor in the nation.
Sleep in perfect peace Reverend Joseph Lowery your dedication to social justice and activism will forever be remembered and celebrated throughout history.