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Civil rights pioneer Evelyn Lowery dies at 88
In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 photo, Evelyn Lowery, wife of fellow civil rights activist Rev. Joseph Lowery, poses for a photo at the SCLC Woman center which she founded and chairs, in Atlanta. Lowery, the wife of civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery, has died, a family spokeswoman said. She was 88. “My beloved Evelyn was a special woman, whose life was committed to service, especially around the issues of empowering women,” said Rev. Joseph Lowery, who is president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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