ATLANTA (AP) - Hundreds attended the funeral for civil rights leader and women's empowerment pioneer Evelyn Lowery in Atlanta.
Lowery's funeral was held at Morehouse College on Wednesday. Lowery died late last week after complications associated with a stroke she recently suffered. She was 88 years old.
Her husband, Rev. Joseph Lowery, is the former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Evelyn Lowery founded SCLC/Women, Inc. to focus on empowering women, girls and families. She also created the Drum Major for Justice Awards, held annually in Atlanta.
Footage from local television stations showed that founder and director of the National Action Network, Al Sharpton, was also in Atlanta for Lowery's funeral.
Bishop Woodie White of the Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights, was scheduled to deliver Lowery's eulogy.