Rights leader Lowery in hospital

Monday, March 16, 2009 10:41 AM
Last updated 10:52 AM
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ATLANTA — The Rev. Joseph Lowery was recovering today after the civil rights leader was hospitalized following a dizzy spell as he greeted parishioners at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Lowery was the keynote speaker at a service to mark Ebenezer's 123rd anniversary. Called "America's Freedom Church," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached there from 1960 until his death in 1968.

The 88-year-old had preached for about 40 minutes, said the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer.

"He was shaking hands and he just became a little weak and lost his balance," Warnock said. "Within moments, he was able to respond to questions."

Warnock said doctors in the congregation took a look at Lowery before the paramedics were called as a precaution. Warnock accompanied Lowery to the hospital and said he was doing fine Sunday evening.

"I think he just overdid it," Warnock said. "By 5 p.m., he was sitting there talking to me, eating Mary Mac's Southern cooking."

Lowery's condition was not immediately available, but Warnock said he was expected to be released from the hospital today.

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me too
me too 03/16/09 - 04:05 pm
Well, he's 88 years old, so I

Well, he's 88 years old, so I can understand the caution used. But most people aren't admitted to the hosptial due to a dizzy spell.

55 F-100
55 F-100 03/16/09 - 05:11 pm
Lowery is probably suffering

Lowery is probably suffering from an "ETHICS ATTACK" in response to all of the lies and half-truths that he has uttered over the past 60+ years. God knows that the "ETHICS ATTACK" is long overdue for the ole boy!!!

lylagirl 03/16/09 - 10:15 pm
Eveyrthing he has uttered is

Eveyrthing he has uttered is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. You are proving him right by your sarcastic comments...ignorance is still alive and well!!!! Ding Dong!

Mudfish 03/16/09 - 11:02 pm
Mary Mac's chicken. That is

Mary Mac's chicken. That is the cause. The chicken is so good that it will make you dizzy from the wonderful flavor!

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