Civil Rights leader to be honored in Huntsville

Civil Rights leader to be honored in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Dr. Joseph E. Lowery will be honored at a ceremony Wednesday formally dedicate the new downtown gateway, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard.

Dr. Lowery, 94 will be attending the ceremony along with his three daughters and members of the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights.

Dr. Lowery is known as the "Dean of the Civil Rights Movement" and was born in Huntsville.

He was instrumental in the fight against social injustice during the Civil Rights Movement. He also played a key role in the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

Dr. Lowery also helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event will be held on the east side of  Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard between Pelham Avenue and St. Clair Avenue at 1 p.m.

Parking will available in the southbound lanes on Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard.

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