The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery celebrated his 92nd birthday with family, friends, fellow civil rights leaders and celebs. The “I’ve Known Rivers’” gala was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse college. The event also was a celebration of the life of his late wife, Evelyn Gibson Lowery.
On hand were his daughters, the Rev. Bernice King, Ambassador Andrew Young, comedian Chris Tucker, Marjorie Harvey and actors Tyler Perry, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Jamie Foxx, and Terri Vaughn along with producer and director Kenny Leon among others. Check out images from the gala below. The entertainment included an opening performance by Ann Nesby and jazz great Kathleen Bertrand. A stage reading starring Cassi Davis, Derek Watkins and Terri Vaughn. –joi pearson @joiapearson