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SCOTTSBORO BOYS MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER OPENING STORIES

The Ledger: "Scottsboro, Ala., Museum Opens to Mark a Shameful Case " http://www.theledger.com/article/20100221/NEWS/2215011


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Dies

A Civil Rights icon passes on to heavenly place.
(Library of Congress photo at left) Rev. Abernathy, Rev. King and Rev. Shuttlesworth lead a march for voters registration in Selma, Alabama.



The Birmingham News Special Report, "Unseen Unforgotten"  http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/10/fred_shuttlesworth_obituary.html
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/09/rev_fred_shuttlesworth_and_fam.html

http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/05/us/obit-rev-fred-shuttlesworth/#
CNN- "The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, who helped lead the civil rights movement, has died, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute said Wednesday. He was 89."

"Shuttlesworth is among the iconic figures honored in the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta. King once called Shuttlesworth "the most courageous civil rights fighter in the South.""

"Shuttlesworth's efforts weren't without a price: his home was bombed on Christmas Day in 1956, but he and his family were not injured.He was, however, hurt in 1957 when he was beaten with chains and whips as he sought to integrate an all-white public school..."

Commemorative statue of Rev. Shuttlesworth located in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

(wikipedia) "Fred Shuttlesworth (born Freddie Lee Robinson on March 18, 1922 - October 5, 2011) was a civil rights activist who led the fight against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was instrumental in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, and continued to work against racism and for alleviation of the problems of the homeless in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he took up a pastorate in 1961. He returned to Birmingham after his retirement in 2007."

"Rev. Shuttlesworth was portrayed by Roger Robinson in the television miniseries King. The Birmingham Airport is named after him."



Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth Biography http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/biography.asp?bioindex=1281&category=Civicmakers

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