Lowery to speak at Augusta King Day events

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 3:51 PM
Last updated 8:23 PM
  • Follow Latest News

The pastor who came to be called “the dean of the civil rights movement,” the Rev. Joseph Lowery, will speak at a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Augusta next week.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery will speak at a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Augusta next week.  FILE/STAFF
FILE/STAFF
The Rev. Joseph Lowery will speak at a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Augusta next week.

The Progressive Religious Coalition of Augusta will be the host of the annual interfaith service, Keeping the Dream Alive: Why Dr. King Still Matters, at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way.

Music featuring the Davidson Fire Arts Chorale and Trio Intermezzo begins at 6:45 p.m.

Lowery, a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, helped lead the Montgomery bus boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest in 1955. He received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from President Obama in 2009.

A reception will follow the service.

Comments (13) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Riverman1
87034
Points
Riverman1 01/07/13 - 06:22 pm
4
1
Lowery was a supporter of Richard Roundtree

Lowery was a supporter of Richard Roundtree when he was here back in October. I know he's happy Roundtree won. I wonder if he will give Roundtree some kind of award on behalf of the NAACP?

seenitB4
90980
Points
seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:40 am
6
3
Mr Lowery

Your day has come & gone.....everyone sits all over the bus.....please take a short trip down to Clayton county..(you know the county right at your door step) & try to get them on the right path....THEY NEED HELP.....the schools need leaders...the Sheriffs dept ...on & on....it really amazes me that the black leaders can't see the problems in their very own neighborhoods....

seenitB4
90980
Points
seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:42 am
3
0
AJC article

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The chairwoman of the Clayton County school board says the governor may need to intervene and remove some school board members to save the school system from losing accreditation again.

“We’ve had troubles on the board. We’ve had troubles for a long time,” Chairwoman Pamela Adamson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday.

The school system of about 51,000 students lost accreditation in 2008, prompting then-Gov. Sonny Perdue to remove four of the nine school board members for infighting, micromanagement and other governance issues.

seenitB4
90980
Points
seenitB4 01/08/13 - 08:45 am
2
0
Sheriff race is Clayton county Ga

Former Clayton County sheriff re-elected despite indictment

Associated Press – updated Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:08pm

ATLANTA — Voters in an Atlanta suburb have re-elected their former sheriff, who has been indicted on felony charges that could lead to him being suspended or kicked out of office.

Unofficial returns Tuesday showed Victor Hill garnering 77 percent of the vote to reclaim the office of Clayton County sheriff, a position he lost at the polls in 2008.

This year, Hill was the only candidate on the general election ballot after he defeated the incumbent in the summer primary. His only opposition Tuesday was the current chief deputy, Garland Watkins, who mounted a write-in campaign.

rmwhitley
5547
Points
rmwhitley 01/08/13 - 08:55 am
0
0
Joseph Lowery
Unpublished

is a bigot and racist, just as I am. The only difference is that I won't stab you in the back.

Little Lamb
47011
Points
Little Lamb 01/08/13 - 09:17 am
3
3
Prediction

RM correctly predicted the winners of the Tech game, the Georgia game, the Clemson game, and the S. Carolina game.

It is now time for my prediction: Somewhere in the middle of Lowery's speech will be bitterness toward white people.

OpenCurtain
10049
Points
OpenCurtain 01/08/13 - 09:36 am
3
0
A question I always ask about the MLK Old Guard

Would MLK approve of their constant stirring of racial tensions for fame and $$$. While playing on and associating themselves with his good name and efforts?

MLK's golas were to bring both sides together peacefully?
Repeatedly The 3 Horse Men of the Racial Apocalypse
(Rev. Jackson, Sharpton and Lowery) seem headed down another path than MLK teachings.

BTW: We all have heard the word "Progressive" being used to repackage Socialist Liberal Agenda's.

So what is the "Progressive Religious Coalition of Augusta" an what is their agenda and goals regarding Religion and Politics?

soapy_725
43772
Points
soapy_725 01/08/13 - 09:43 am
0
0
Black Liberation Theology
Unpublished

What God has done, we will do through socialism. Church and State is not an issue. In fact it is a vital part. The State is the savior and provider. Hated, division, chaos and anarchy are the tools of Satan. So when you hear preaching. Look for the fruit on the vine. Look for the source of inspiration.

MLK Jr was killed because he was his own man. He would not have been manipulated by communist and socialist. MLK Jr would not have recommended "new chains" of economic slavery. He would have become president.

OpenCurtain
10049
Points
OpenCurtain 01/08/13 - 10:21 am
3
0
One Last comment

Why is Rev. Sharpton, Rev Jackson ^ Rev Lowery still called Reverends?

Sharpton lied under oath and falsely accursed 2 WHITE police officers of Rape.

Jackson committed Adultery and misused 501c money
(use almost $1.2M) to cover his out of wedlock child from birth an into into college. I am sure a lot of Donors felt happy about that.

Lowery - Continues to preach and make racial based
Anti-White Hate Speech Remarks.

Quoting Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Lowery
"Lowery has been criticized by other pastors for comments made on October 27, 2012 at a get-out-the-vote event for Barack Obama. Lowery told the audience of up to 300 African-Americans “that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was,” according to an Oct. 31 report in the Monroe County Reporter newspaper.[18] He also made the comment "“I don’t know what kind of a n****r wouldn’t vote with a black man running.” during the same rally."

HenryWalker3rd
2393
Points
HenryWalker3rd 01/08/13 - 10:19 am
5
1
Comic Relief
Unpublished

White people talking about race.

Little Lamb
47011
Points
Little Lamb 01/08/13 - 10:23 am
1
2
I guess. . .

. . . we're supposed to shut up?

OpenCurtain
10049
Points
OpenCurtain 01/08/13 - 10:29 am
1
0
Henry

Why not they are the White Minority of RC-a?

Riverman1
87034
Points
Riverman1 01/08/13 - 12:01 pm
1
1
LL, my best prediction was

LL, my best prediction was made on yesterday's R and R's. I said the game would not be close, explained why and said the score would be 35-7 Bama. It turned out to be 42-14, but that's the same point spread. Dang I've got to brag a bit on that one since Bama was only a 10 point favorite. I was very confident of that one as I said in my remarks yesterday.

Now for the prediction about Lowery. He will give Sheriff Roundtree some type of lifetime achievement award similar to Obama getting the Nobel Prize based on two weeks in office.

Jake
32923
Points
Jake 01/08/13 - 12:16 pm
4
1
Rev Lowery

Truly a very brave man who helped make a difference in the racially segregated south of the 50's & 60's, you know, "the good old days" according to some.

HenryWalker3rd
2393
Points
HenryWalker3rd 01/08/13 - 02:28 pm
4
1
Warranted
Unpublished

Rev. Lowry's anger is not warranted? Seriously?

Back in his day, someone like him couldn't enev enjoy a nice seat on a bus or in a restaurant.

What, you want him to "get over it"? The beatings, the spittings, the bombings, the remakrs.....yea, thats so easy to forget.

seenitB4
90980
Points
seenitB4 01/08/13 - 04:22 pm
2
0
Good ole days to some

Yeh right....the good ole days .....when I talk about those days it is about carefree days as a child---not worrying about bills---tv news--budgets....if YOU want to bring race into it...that is your problem....everything isn't about race..

OpenCurtain
10049
Points
OpenCurtain 01/08/13 - 04:55 pm
1
0
Henry we are closer to agreeing than you think

Yes all 3 served GREAT Roles in the 50-70's.
I respected all 3 for their great roles of the 50 - 70's.

But it seems all 3 have lost the message.
MLK wanted every one to live in peace and equality.

I do not for second, believe MLK would be pleased or would associate himself with ANY White or Black making Anti-Jewish, Anti-White and Anti-Black, Anti-______ remarks.

MLK was never about getting EVEN he was about EQUALITY.

MLK's Preaching were never about putting Whitey or Hinny in his place.

These 3 by all documented verbal & media remarks have forgotten what they started out to accomplish. As a result, many feel negatively towards their constant attacks made for increasing media attention and donations.

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs