ATLANTA -- Celebrities and dignitaries crowded into the Woodruff Arts Center Sunday night to pay tribute to civil right icon Rev. Joseph Lowery who is celebrating his 90th birthday.
The event was entitled "His Words, Our Gift" and featured music, drama, dance and his own words spoken from actors.
PHOTO GALLERY: Rev. Lowery's 90th Birthday Party
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Henry Panion III, played throughout the presentation.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed welcomed the crowd, saying he was "a direct beneficiary of Dr. Lowery's achievements."
Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson announced the dedication of a 757 that bears Lowery's signature. The plane will carry him to the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument dedication in Washington, D.C. next week.