The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer of the civil rights movement, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. Shuttlesworth led Birmingham’s battle against segregation — a battle that focused the national spotlight on the violent resistance to equal rights in the South and forced change. He was 89.
Worth listening to: please click the above-linked NPR clip discussing the life and influence of Rev. Shuttlesworth. It is POWERFUL stuff. The courage and conviction of this man is nothing short of amazing and inspiring.