'Dean of the Civil Rights Movement' Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery

Updated: May 11, 2020

By Kia Morgan

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery died on Friday March 27, 2020 at his home in Atlanta. He was 98 years young. Known to be a lieutenant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, he helped organize a monumental moment in the civil rights movement, the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama that lasted from December 5, 1955 – December 20, 1956.

The Rev delivered the benediction in President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009, he was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Obama later that year.

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