People For the American Way

PFAW Mourns the Passing of Civil Rights Pioneer Rev. Joseph Lowery


Contact: Kawana Lloyd atPeople For the American Way

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Phone Number: 240.472.2860

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the news that Civil Rights Leader Rev. Joseph Lowery, has died at 98, Rev. Timothy McDonald, co-chair of the African American Ministers in Action program at People For the American Way, released the following statement:

“The Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery was the dean of the Civil Rights Movement, and a friend and mentor to generations of activists. He truly did ‘act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with his God.’ It is a great and humbling honor that he called me one of his sons, and a great responsibility to continue his life’s work to make ‘justice for all’ a reality, not just a promise, in this country. People For the American Way and the members of its African American Ministers in Action will keep Dr. Lowery’s memory in our hearts, his wisdom on our minds, and his prophetic words on our lips as we put our hands and feet to the work before us. Rest in peace, beloved brother.”

About the African American Ministers in Action program at People For the American Way

Established in 2003, African American Ministers In Action (AAMIA) embraces the historical witness of the Black Church by speaking truth to power on behalf of the powerless.

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: