Dr. Joseph E. Lowery is a champion of civil rights, and has been active in the movement since he headed the Alabama Civic Affairs Association in the early 1950ís. His participation in this organization led the movement to desegregate public accommodations and buses. In 1957, he co-founded, along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
He had the high honor of giving the benediction at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, on January 20th, 2009. On August 12th of the same year he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Ė the nationís highest civilian honor, for his very many contributions.
We are proud to welcome Dr. Joseph E. Lowery to The Brotherhood!