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September 11th, 2008
The 16th Annual African American Leadership Conference and the Texas State Common Experience

The 16th Annual African American Leadership Conference and the Texas State Common Experience


Civil Rights Activist and Dean of the Civil Rights Movement

Reverend Joseph Lowery


September 12, 2008, 2:00 p.m. in Evans Liberal Arts Building – Auditorium

Rev. Lowery began his work with civil rights in the early 1950s in Mobile, Alabama, where he headed the Alabama Civic Affairs Association, an organization devoted to the desegregation of buses and public places. In 1957, he and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), where Lowery served as vice president. As an outspoken civil rights activist, he earned the title of Dean of the Civil Rights Movement. Rev. Lowery attended Knoxville College in TN, Payne College and Theological Seminary in Ohio, and the Chicago’s Ecumenical Institute and has been awarded honorary doctorates by several universities, including Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Central State, Alabama State, and Beloit University.

Attendance will be recorded if needed for class

For additional information or special accommodations please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at 512-245-2278 or 72 hours prior to the event.

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