Baldwin Spencer Reacts To The Death Of US Civil Rights Activist


Former Prime Minister, Winston Baldwin Spencer, shares his condolences following the death of American civil rights activist, Rev. Joseph Lowery.

Spencer shared his memory of Lowery saying, “ I remember Reverend Joseph Lowery well. On his visit to Antigua and Barbuda in 2009, we were inspired by his valiant message of hope. Often referred to as “dean” of the civil rights movement, he worked hand in hand during the movement’s formative years with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson.”

Spencer expressed sympathy for the family of the deceased and sends prayers as they mourn.

“My sincerest sympathies go out to his family. I offer my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this difficult time.” Spencer added.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a leader in America’s civil rights movement, died Friday.

He was 98.
Lowery’s death was confirmed by family representative Imara Canady, who said he died of natural causes.
Often called the “dean” of the civil rights movement, he worked hand in hand in the movement’s formative years with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson.
He once said he missed “Martin” and other civil rights activists who had died before him. But he felt that God was keeping him for a single cause: To address the injustices of the criminal justice system, particularly toward poor black men.
“It’s the last facet here of racial oppression,” Lowery once said of the American criminal justice system.


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  1. The Rev’d Terry Miller, long time host of THE SHARON GOSPEL HOUR (40 years on ZDK), who lived in Antigua for many years, and still lives here part time, actually marched with Rev. Joseph Lowry, Martin Luther King and Jesse Jackson in the Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Vietnam War demonstrations, in the years of his youth. Rev’d Miller, who is the father of Sharon Miller Tazewell of ABS-TV, told the Canadian press: “Rev. Joseph Lowry was the Prince of the Civil Rights Movement, and Marty (Martin Luther King Jr.) was the King. They were royalty in every sense of the word. Both men were men of God, true prophets to this generation, totally immersed in non-violent social change. They were deeply in love with the Lover of our souls, true soldiers of the Cross.” Rev’d Terry Miller said, ” I was only 18 and 19 when I marched with these giants in the Civil Rights and Anti-war Movement back in the early 1960s. May these two Men of God rest in Power!”

    Antigua is blessed to have had Rev. Lowry visit here many years ago.

  2. Yeah thanks Baldwin. Are you going to rename another one of our landmarks after him ? Chups. Ah who he ?

    • Crosseye, You can’t be that ignorant. Rev. Joseph Lowry is one of the Champions of Black People everywhere, in the same lass as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. Educate yourself.

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