The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.23.1a, 2011.174.23.1b, 2011.174.23.1c, and 2011.174.23.1d.
The Reverend Dr. 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.
The oral history consists of six digital files: 2011.174.53.1a, 2011.174.53.1b, 2011.174.53.1c, 2011.174.53.1d, 2011.174.53.1e, and 2011.174.53.1f. There is also a photograph and a newspaper clipping that relate to the interview. They are 2011.174.53.3 and 2011.174.53.4.
David and Satoko Ackerman recall meeting at the Chicago Theological Seminary and remember their classmate the Reverend Jesse Jackson urging students to attend the Selma to Montgomery March. They recall traveling to Selma, participating in the march, and their later life in Silver Spring, Maryland.