Evelyn G. Lowery

Most Influential Person

American activist

Why Is Evelyn G. Lowery Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Evelyn Gibson Lowery was an American civil rights activist and leader. Biography Lowery was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 16, 1925, and was the daughter of activists Rev. Dr. Harry and Evelyn Gibson. They provided her with the inspiration that became the foundation for a lifetime of involvement in human rights at both the national and international levels. Her father served as president of the Memphis chapter of the NAACP and her mother was involved in community organizations. She attended Clark College and Youngstown University. She married Rev. Joseph Lowery in 1950. He was President Emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. She also marched in the historic Selma to Montgomery March in 1965, and re-enacted the trip several times.

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