Fred Shuttlesworth

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Birthday
18, 1922
Birthplace
Mount Meigs, AL
Death Date
Oct 5, 2011 (89)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
18, 1922
Birthplace
Mount Meigs, AL
Death Date
Oct 5, 2011 (89)

About

Co-founder, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, who helped highlight the discrimination against blacks in Birmingham, Alabama.

Before Fame

After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down segregated busing in Montgomery Alabama, he organized a campaign to end the practice in his city as well.

Trivia

He is one among the names honored at the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife, Ruby Keeler Shuttlesworth.

Associated With

He was awarded Presidential Citizens Medal by President Bill Clinton, and was a guest of honor at Barack Obama's inauguration.