Film, Video Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06.
- Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
- Lowery, Joseph (Joseph E.) (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Atlanta, Georgia, June 2011, 6
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- - Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)
- - African American clergy--Alabama--Interviews
- - Nonviolence--Southern States--History--20th century
- - Mobile (Ala.)--Race relations
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: Joseph Lowery recalls his position as pastor at the Warren Street Church in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1950s. He remembers joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the differences in race relations between Mobile and other southern cities, and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He reflects on the effectiveness of nonviolence, the libel suit against him, sit-ins across the country, and the Selma to Montgomery March.
- - Biographical History: Joseph Lowery was born in 1921 in Huntsville, Alabama, married Evelyn Gibson in 1950, and had three children. He attended Paine College, Paine Theological Seminary, and Chicago Ecumenical Seminary. He worked as pastor and civil rights activist in Mobile, Alabama, and was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
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- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (63 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (26 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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