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Statement on Passing of Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery

Post Date:03/28/2020 8:43 AM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
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Statement on Passing of Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery

ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued the following statement on the passing on Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery.

“Derek and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery. While he was a world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights Movement, he was a monumental part of our village, known as Atlanta. His love, care and concern for the people of our communities is only surpassed by the love he had for his beautiful wife Evelyn, their children, grandchildren and his entire family. Dr. Lowery has been an ever-present part of the fabric of Atlanta, from his leadership of the SCLC, to his pastoring Cascade United Church, to simply his participation in so many events, big and small, throughout our community. While we will truly miss his presence here on earth, as he often reminded us, we will see him in the morning.”

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