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Sep 26, 2013

House Democrats Mourn the Loss of Civil Rights Leader Ms. Evelyn Gibson Lowery

ATLANTA, GA – Democrats in Georgia are mourning the loss of Ms. Evelyn Gibson Lowery, a civil rights activist who ensured that women had a voice in the Civil Rights Movement. After learning of her passing this morning, members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus expressed their deepest condolences. Ms. Lowery was founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference/ Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. and wife of Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Ms. Lowery, a civic leader who dedicated her life to selfless service for women and children. My thoughts and prayers are with her family,” said House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. “Mrs. Lowery annually hosted the Drum Major for Justice Awards, but it is she who led the way. Her legacy will continue to live on through SCLC/W.O.M.E.N by inspiring women all over the world to continue fighting for equality. I am honored to have known her. She transformed lives, including my own.”

Ms. Evelyn Lowery founded SCLC/WOMEN, Inc. in 1979 to champion the rights of women, children, families, and responding to the problems of the disenfranchised regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, or religion. She is survived by her husband, Civil Rights legend, the Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, three daughters, a sister, and grandchildren.