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July 29, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, considered the dean of the civil rights movement, is resigning as leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization he co-founded with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy Sr. and other clergymen. Inheriting a group in turmoil and in debt 20 years ago, Lowery, 74, guided it on a new course that embraced more mainstream social and economic polices and restored its financial health.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2009 | Duke Helfand
Like so many presidents before him, Barack Obama has invited a revered guest to his inauguration: God. Although the Constitution forbids the government from establishing religion, faith is once again figuring prominently into the nation's grandest political pageant, just as it has over the course of American history.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometime before the Rev. John R. Williams prepared to launch into his final organ rendition Thursday of "We Shall Overcome" at the NAACP national convention, veteran civil rights activist Joseph Lowery took time to reflect on his five decades in the struggle. Lowery, a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and confidant of the late Martin Luther King Jr.
NEWS
July 29, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, considered the dean of the civil rights movement, is resigning as leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization he co-founded with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy Sr. and other clergymen. Inheriting a group in turmoil and in debt 20 years ago, Lowery, 74, guided it on a new course that embraced more mainstream social and economic polices and restored its financial health.
NEWS
April 24, 1989 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
A host of black leaders, running the political gamut from Republicans to Communist Party members, sounded a theme of unity Sunday and launched a new national black social agenda with an economic thrust. "We are fundamentally in an economic struggle," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a keynote speaker at the three-day conference and one of its organizers. He said that the civil rights movement, which has emphasized political power for much of the last two decades, has entered "another stage" of development.
SPORTS
August 12, 1990 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he was 2, Frederick Chew III was given a set of miniature golf clubs and plastic balls. The back yard became his driving range, the living room rug his putting green. Chew, a small, delicate child, whacked each ball until it was lost. That done, he started hitting marbles. When he was 5, Chew, using a set of mix-and-match clubs bought at the local Goodwill for $3 and cut down at a hardware store, finished last in his first tournament.
OPINION
July 7, 1996 | Eric Harrison, Eric Harrison is the Atlanta bureau chief for The Times
The modest Atlanta headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference haven't changed much in the last 30 years--and neither has the Rev. Joseph Lowery, the organization's president since 1977. An SCLC co-founder, Lowery rose to prominence in the 1950s, when the burning issues for African Americans were school integration, voting rights and equal access to public accommodations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2009 | Duke Helfand
Like so many presidents before him, Barack Obama has invited a revered guest to his inauguration: God. Although the Constitution forbids the government from establishing religion, faith is once again figuring prominently into the nation's grandest political pageant, just as it has over the course of American history.
NEWS
December 17, 1989 | Associated Press
The Rev. Joseph Lowery, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will be awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize for 1990. Lowery, who will receive the $1,000 prize next month, has headed the SCLC since 1977.
NEWS
January 16, 1986
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference ended a 16-week boycott of Winn-Dixie grocery stores after the chain announced it would no longer buy products from South Africa. The boycott of the Florida-based company in Georgia and seven other states in the South was "a victory of justice over injustice," SCLC President Joseph Lowery said.
OPINION
July 7, 1996 | Eric Harrison, Eric Harrison is the Atlanta bureau chief for The Times
The modest Atlanta headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference haven't changed much in the last 30 years--and neither has the Rev. Joseph Lowery, the organization's president since 1977. An SCLC co-founder, Lowery rose to prominence in the 1950s, when the burning issues for African Americans were school integration, voting rights and equal access to public accommodations.
SPORTS
August 12, 1990 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he was 2, Frederick Chew III was given a set of miniature golf clubs and plastic balls. The back yard became his driving range, the living room rug his putting green. Chew, a small, delicate child, whacked each ball until it was lost. That done, he started hitting marbles. When he was 5, Chew, using a set of mix-and-match clubs bought at the local Goodwill for $3 and cut down at a hardware store, finished last in his first tournament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sometime before the Rev. John R. Williams prepared to launch into his final organ rendition Thursday of "We Shall Overcome" at the NAACP national convention, veteran civil rights activist Joseph Lowery took time to reflect on his five decades in the struggle. Lowery, a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and confidant of the late Martin Luther King Jr.
NEWS
April 24, 1989 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
A host of black leaders, running the political gamut from Republicans to Communist Party members, sounded a theme of unity Sunday and launched a new national black social agenda with an economic thrust. "We are fundamentally in an economic struggle," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a keynote speaker at the three-day conference and one of its organizers. He said that the civil rights movement, which has emphasized political power for much of the last two decades, has entered "another stage" of development.
NEWS
January 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart, who is expected to run for President in 1988, announced today that he will attend a second march Saturday to protest racism in all-white Forsyth County, where a march last weekend ended in racial violence. Ku Klux Klansmen say they will again attend. Others marching will be Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Joseph Lowery, Coretta Scott King, Jesse Jackson and Dick Gregory.
NATIONAL
February 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Black civil rights leaders, along with union leaders and corporations, warned that they would boycott a statewide referendum on bringing back the old Georgia flag with its large Confederate emblem. "Would you expect the Jewish community to participate in a campaign to raise the swastika?" said Joseph Lowery, former head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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