National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909 Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957 Search this
Duration: 1 hr., 2 min., 49 sec.
Total: 102.8 GB
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Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Mobile, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Montgomery, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
June 6, 2011
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.23.1a, 2011.174.23.1b, 2011.174.23.1c, and 2011.174.23.1d.
The Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery recalls his position as pastor at the Warren Street Church in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1950s. He remembers joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the differences in race relations between Mobile and other southern cities, and helping to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He reflects on the effectiveness of nonviolence, the libel suit against him, sit-ins across the country, and the Selma to Montgomery March.