Obama Presidency Oral History completes first interview with Joseph E. Lowery

September 30, 2019


On Saturday, September 28th, the Obama Presidency Oral History officially completed its first interview, with advisory board member Karida Brown traveling to Atlanta to speak with Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.

Lowery was a founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr., and one of the first civil rights leaders to endorse Barack Obama in 2008. We could think of no better person with whom to launch this project, and we're incredibly grateful he was willing to share his memories.