Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lowery Awarded Medal of Freedom!

The Rev. Joseph Lowery was one of 16 recipients who received the Medal of Freedom today from President Barack Obama. Rev. Lowery is a civil rights pioneer who has served in the civil rights movement since the 1950s and co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King. President Obama called Lowery a "giant" of the civil rights movement. Lowery, who is 87 years-old stated that he was "humbled" by the award. Thanks to the Atlanta Journal Constitution for the link.

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