by Last Initial
Evelyn Gibson Lowery (Finding Aid)
Favorite Time of Year: Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot: Caribbean
Interview Length: 66 minutes
Interview Date(s): September 21, 2004
Interview Location(s): SCLC/WOMEN, Inc. Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia
Evelyn Lowery talks about her family's origins, her parents and siblings. Lowery then shares memories from her childhood, primarily those surrounding her father's civil rights activism. She talks about attending various schools throughout her youth and her experiences at Clark University in Atlanta, Georgia. Lastly, Lowery explains how she met her husband, Reverend Joseph E. Lowery.
Evelyn Lowery outlines her father's many pastoral assignments and details his death. Lowery then details the racial tension her family was subjected to due to her husband's involvement in the civil rights movement. She also recalls her participation in civil rights activities at the Selma to Montgomery March. She later shares a story about the Ku Klux Klan violence surrounding the Tommy Lee Hines trial in 1979 when she feared for her life. Lastly, Lowery talks about the founding of SCLC/WOMEN, Inc. and their benevolent activities.
Evelyn Lowery discusses some of the current projects and activities of SCLC/WOMEN, Inc. Lowery then ponders her plans for the future and that of the African American community. Lastly, Lowery considers her legacy and how she would like to be remembered.
19 Stories (See Ordered Story Set)
- Slating of Evelyn Lowery interview
- Evelyn Lowery lists her favorites
- Evelyn Lowery recalls her family background
- Evelyn Lowery shares early memories
- Evelyn Lowery remembers her early awareness of racism and civil rights
- Evelyn Lowery recalls sights, sounds, and smells from her childhood
- Evelyn Lowery recounts her early school and church experiences
- Evelyn Lowery discusses her college years at Clark
- Evelyn Lowery explains how she met her husband, Joseph Lowery
- Evelyn Lowery outlines her father's many pastoral assignments and details his death
- Evelyn Lowery details the tension surrounding her husband's activities in the Civil Rights Movement
- Evelyn Lowery recalls her participation in the Selma to Montgomery March
- Evelyn Lowery describes her near-death experience during a civil rights demonstration in the 1970s
- Evelyn Lowery recalls the founding of SCLC/WOMEN, Inc.
- Evelyn Lowery discusses the greatest achievements of SCLC/WOMEN
- Evelyn Lowery discusses some of the current projects and activities of SCLC/WOMEN, Inc.
- Evelyn Lowery reflects on the course of her life and career
- Evelyn Lowery shares her hopes and concerns for the African American community
- Evelyn Lowery considers her legacy