In March of 2021, the Lowery Trust granted sole ownership of the Joseph Echols Lowery and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection of personal papers, sermons, speeches, correspondence, SCLC Women papers, and hundreds of historical photographs and audiovisual recordings to Morehouse College. The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library was formally designated as custodian of the collection with responsibilities for housing and providing broad access for students, scholars, researchers, and the global community.
The collection received and highlighted in this digital exhibit is extensive. Encompassing more than 450 linear feet, and spanning the years of 1946 through 2014, the collection documents the lives and legacies of Dr. Joseph Lowery and Mrs. Evelyn Lowery in their struggle for justice and equality.
The Joseph Echols Lowery and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection contributes significantly to the rich archives of materials documenting the long struggle for civil and human rights.
The Collection, consisting of an estimated 400-linear feet, expands our understanding of the black freedom struggle by providing a close-up view of the remarkable lives and legacy of the Lowerys as they dedicated a lifetime to the struggle for justice and equality.