Evelyn Gibson Lowery

Evelyn Gibson was the daughter of Rev. Dr. Harry Gibson, president of the Memphis NAACP, and the wife of Rev. Dr. Joseph A. Lowery, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). She founded SCLC/Women's Organizational Movement for Equality Now (W.O.M.E.N) to promote the rights of women, children, and families. She also worked to develop coalitions among a broad range of women's groups locally and internationally. She also created the "Drum Major for Justice Award" honoring individuals with exceptional contributions to freedom, justice, and equality.