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Fred Shuttlesworth

Born: 1922-03-18 - Died: 2011-10-05
Cause of Death:
Unknown at this time


Death Summary: Shuttlesworth died in hospice care.

Who was Fred Shuttlesworth : Fred Shuttlesworth was a civil rights activist who lead the charge against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in Birmingham, Alabama. He was the co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy from Montgomery, Rev. Joseph Lowery from Mobile, Alabama, Rev. T.J. Jemison from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rev. C.K. Steele from Tallahassee, Florida, Rev. A.L.Davis from New Orleans, Louisiana, Bayard Rustin and Ella Baker.

Shuttlesworth was referred to as "the man most feared by Southern racists". He was noted has surviving bombings, beatings, jail sentences, and other various attacks.

He worked to alleviate some of the problems of the homeless in Cincinnati, Ohio where he took up a pastorate in 1961. He retired back to Birmingham in 2007.
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12 Signatures in Fred Shuttlesworth's guestbook

  1. Truth Says:

    Good Guy….RIP

  2. Verna G. Harts-Whitfield Bouie,RN Says:

    “MEN DIE BUT GREAT MEN NEVER.EVER DO”vghwb. GODSPEED TO ALL WHO LOVE MR.FRED SHUTTLESWORTH! THANKS FOR YOUR TIRELESS EFFORTS TO BRING EQUALITY AND JUSTICE!

  3. Jim Carpenter Says:

    We all owe him so much, black and white. A hero for all time.

  4. jevette Says:

    so sorry to hear of your passing there is not enough taught in school about blacks people in history that really made a difference.

  5. Mikal Muhammad Says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of this great, bold, courageous, intelligent Black Warrior. This man put his life on the line numerous times to gain many of the freedoms we take for granrtted. It’s a shame that we don’t have more strong Black men like this today. I will continue the struggle for our brother and all of those that fought so hard for our Human Rights. May Allah be pleased with hsi soul!

  6. pyschic_nazi Says:

    glad that nigger id dead!

  7. VICKIEJ Says:

    U KEPT UR EYE ON THE PRIZE AND NOW U FINALLY ACHIEVED THE GREATEST PRIZE UR WINGS OF TRUE FREEDOM

  8. Harlena Jones Says:

    Gone but never forgotten

  9. Joseph Damiano Says:

    I Wish I knew Him

  10. Lany Says:

    im now writing a report on him
    he sounds like he went through alot
    good man

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