ATLANTA (AP) — A home going service is being held today for civil rights and women’s empowerment pioneer, Evelyn Lowery.

Lowery, was the wife of civil rights activist Rev. Joseph Lowery, past president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Evelyn Lowery died Thursday morning at the age of 88 after complications associated with a recent stroke. Lowery founded SCLC/Women, Inc. to focus on empowering women, girls and families. She also created the Drum Major for Justice Awards, held annually in Atlanta.

The memorial service is being held  at the King International Chapel at Morehouse College.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to SCLC/Women Inc., Evelyn G. Lowery Civil Rights Heritage Educational Tour, 328 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30303, or to the Joseph E. Lowery Institute, P.O. Box 92801, Atlanta, GA 30314.

Mrs. Lowery will be buried in Westview Cemetary.



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