MLK Remembered: Rev. Joseph Lowery on a dear friend

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Rev. Joseph Lowery remebers his first meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how their friendship developed through the years before Dr. King's death. (Video by Ryon Horne/AJC, Music by Matthew Head)

Rev. Joseph Lowery remembers his first meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and how their friendship developed through the years before Dr. King's death.

Some of Lowery’s favorite memories involving Dr. King were more humorous than most people would expect, he said, and praised Dr. King’s sense of humor.

“He not only was intellectually equipped to deal with academia and scholarship, but he was down to earth to deal with the humanness in all of us,” Lowery said of the civil rights icon.

Watch the video above for more of Lowery’s favorite moments with Dr. King.