Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Joseph Lowery spoke about voter suppression laws at Clark Atlanta University's 2012 Convocation Ceremony on Tuesday, September 18th.
The 91 year-old Civil Rights legend, Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery was the keynote speaker at Clark Atlanta University's 2012 Convocation on Tuesday morning. The Historic Black College that sits in the shadow of downtown Atlanta greeted Dr. Lowery with a thunderous clap as he entered the gym and took his seat on stage. Dr. Lowery spoke of how and why this election is crucial. He said that there are forces that are trying to take away, "everything we have fought and died for." The so-called voter suppression laws that are on the books in over 30 states, are intended to "bring us back," he said. Bring us back to the old days when the poor and blacks had less political power. Joseph Lowery was able to give first hand stories of how it was …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Celebrities, entertainers, political and social justice leaders from Atlanta and across the country converged at Atlanta Symphony Hall Sunday night to celebrate the 90th birthday of Cascade Heights civil rights legend Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery.
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Editor's Note: Cascade Patch celebrates its first anniversary this month. This photo gallery, by photojournalist Dana Finklea, is one of today's "Our First Year" features. It first ran Oct. 10, 2011. It was an affair to remember Sunday night. Celebrities, entertainers and political and social justice leaders from Atlanta and across the country converged at Atlanta Symphony Hall to honor Cascade Heights civil rights legend Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery who turned 90 on Oct. 6. The event, entitled "His Words, Our Gift," featured music, tributes and dramatic enterpretations of his words. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Henry Panion III, played throughout the presentation. According to a report by Channel 11 News, Delta Air Lines …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Forum held Saturday at Cascade United Methodist Church.
Councilman, C.T. Martin, along with Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, held a community forum today in support of students and teachers of Atlanta Public Schools. The meeting was held at the Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Rd. on Saturday, July 9. "We would like to show our support for the teachers and students who have worked hard and honest that are being overlooked by the recent negative attention surrounding the Atlanta Public School System," Councilman C.T. Martin said of the meeting. The forum comes in revelation and response to the findings of an extensive state investigators' report, announced by Gov. Nathan Deal July 5. The report found evidence of cheating at 44 of the 56 Atlanta public schools. Georgia public school students …