The Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute based at Clark Atlanta University posted an online statement saying that Lowery fell in his hotel room in Santa Barbara, California, on Sunday and underwent surgery the following day.
The wife of civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery has been hospitalized after relatives say she suffered a stroke. The family said in a statement that Evelyn Lowery was hospitalized late Wednesday and was in critical condition.
Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery is scheduled to speak in Atlanta during the launch a nationwide campaign to preserve and expand voting rights. Lowery and others are scheduled to speak Wednesday afternoon at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church on the importance of equal voting rights and access.