And the Beat of the Drum Continues
Last week the world said a heartfelt farewell to a Civil Rights icon. Mrs. Evelyn Lowey was the devoted, and loving wife of the Rev. Joseph Lowery. Early on in the Civil Rights Movement, Mrs. Lowery decided that she would never be the woman that would be satisfied just taking a step back, and riding off of the notoriety, and the coattail of her husband, for she understood that every human being, no matter the gender has a role to play in making the world a better place.
Cultivating a perfect balance between her roles as an activist, wife, and mother, those closest to her remember just how serious she took her obligations. “It is so funny to think about it now, but no matter what was going on, if a meeting was running too long, she would start to reach for her pocketbook, and she would head for the door, while saying that she had to go home, because she had to make sure that her baby (Dr. Lowery) had something to eat.”, said Dewey McClain. Dewey is the Representative elect for the state of Georgia’s District 100, and the current president of the North Atlanta, Georgia Labor Council. He is also a former Atlanta Falcon.