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Rev. Joseph Lowery

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In a statement posted on the website of The Joseph & Evelyn Lowery Institute, family members said that because of the pandemic a larger, public memorial will be held in late summer or early fall.

“Our entire family is humbled and blessed by the overwhelming outpouring of love and support that has come from around the globe,” the family wrote in a statement. “We thank you for loving our father, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, and for your continuous prayers during this time.”

Lowery, the former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and long-time pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church, died Friday at the age of 98.

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