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Joseph Lowery, Civil Right leader, died at 98 by Amir Vera and Tricia Escobedo, CNN

Joseph E Lowery 98th Birthday Tribute

Hundreds of friends gathered to celebrate the 98th birthday of Civil Rights Legend Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery.

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN)The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a leader in America’s civil rights movement, died Friday. He was 98. Lowery’s death was confirmed by family representative Imara Canady, who said he died of natural causes. Often called the “dean” of the civil rights movement, he worked hand in hand in the movement’s formative years with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson.He once said he missed “Martin” and other civil rights activists who had died before him. But he felt that God was keeping him for a single cause: To address the injustices of the criminal justice system, particularly toward poor black men.”It’s the last facet here of racial oppression,” Lowery once said of the American criminal justice system. To learn more go to the link below:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/us/joseph-lowery-dead/index.html

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