Joseph Lowery Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Death, Children, Career, Net worth

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Joseph Lowery Biography

Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Joseph Lowery was a civil rights movement leader and an American minister in the United Methodist Church.

He later became the third president of the Southern Christian leadership conference. In the 1960s he participated in most of the civil rights movement major activities. In 2009, president Barrack Obama awarded him with the presidential medal of freedom.

Joseph Lowery Age

Lowery was born on October 6, 1921. He was 98 years of age when he died on March 27, 2020.

Joseph Lowery height

Lowery stood at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

Joseph Lowery Family

The late lowery was the son of Leroy and Dora. There is no information about his parents and siblings. We will update once the information is available.

Joseph Lowery wife

Lowery was married to the late Evelyn Gibson. They got married in 1950. His late wife was a civil rights activist and a leader. The late Evelyn Gibson died on September 26, 2013.


Lowery together with his late wife Evelyn Gibson had five children, three daughters: Yvonne, Karen and Cheryl, and two sons  Lorey and Joseph jr.

Joseph Lowery Education

Lowery attended middle school in Chicago, during this period he was staying with relatives. He went back to Huntsville, Alabama, where he completed his high school at William hooper council high school.

After attending Knoxville college and Alabama A&m college, he went to Payne theological seminary.  Later on, he attained a doctorate degree of divinity at Chicago ecumenical institute.

Joseph Lowery career

From 1952 to 1961 Lowery was pastor of the warren street methodist church. He began the movements of his civil rights in the 1950s. After Rosa Parks’ arrest in 1955, he helped lead the Montgomery bus boycott. He was the president of the Southern Christian leadership conference from 1977 to 1997. The organization was co-founded in 1957 by Lowery and Martin Luther King jr.

Lowery was the president and co-founder of the black leadership forum, which protested the existence of apartheid in South Africa. From 1986 to 1992 the civil rights activist served as pastor of cascade united methodist church in Atlanta.

After his retirement from the ministry, he remained active in both Christian and political activities. To honor him, the city government of Atlanta renamed Ashby Street after him.

Joseph Lowery death

Lowery died on March 27, 2020. His cause of death has not been given. But it is believed that he died of natural causes.

Joseph Lowery net worth

Information about his net worth is not available. We will update it once it is available.