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The Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Rev. Dr. Lowery, Joseph Echols, American, born 1921
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 01:02:49
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Mobile, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
June 6, 2011
Description
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.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0023
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
Race relations
Religion
Social reform
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.23.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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