This past week the pink and green lights were a little dimmer as our soror, Civil Rights Activist, Ms. Evelyn Lowery passed away due to complications of a heart attack.
Throughout the South, Soror Lowery was known for her quiet power, wonderful smile, and strong leadership within our communities. Most notable was her work in the SCLC. There she helped to create the Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now or W.O.M.E.N under this organization. Born in Memphis, TN, Soror Lowery attended Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) and received many awards and accolades as the wife of activist, Mr. Joseph E. Lowery.
The Lowery Family has announced dates for the homegoing celebration for our Soror, Ms. Evelyn Lowery.
- On Monday, Sept 30 a public viewing is planned from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Road in southwest Atlanta.
- An Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony will be conducted by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Omega Chapter, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clark Atlanta University’s Davage Auditorium.
- On Wednesday, Oct. 2, a viewing will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College. Her homegoing celebration will begin at 11 a.m. in King Chapel. Internment will be at Westview Cemetery, 1680 Westview Drive, in southwest Atlanta.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to SCLC/Women Inc., Evelyn G. Lowery Civil Rights Heritage Educational Tour, 328 Auburn Ave.
If you are in the Atlanta area, feel free to stop by and pay your respects for the sorors across the world! You will be missed sweet soror!