Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. “The most courageous civil rights fighter in the South” -MLK . By: Muhammad Hassanali. Background/Overview.
“The most courageous civil rights fighter in the South”
By: Muhammad Hassanali
Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth was a civil rights leader from Birmingham, Alabama. He was born in a rural, black community on the 18th of March, 1922 and later went to school at Selma University and Alabama State Teachers College. He became a Baptist Minister and served a church the University and then later in Birmingham.
Shuttlesworth’s house was bombed.
On May1956, he created ACMHR.
1960 he participated in sit down protests.
In 1966, Shuttlesworth became pastor of the church.
1969, went to Supreme Court
1961 he helped organized Freedom Rides
In 1957, Shuttlesworth participated in the SCLC.
1988 he found the Shuttlesworth Housing Foundation
He was born on March 18th , 1922.
In conclusion Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth with all his achievements helped one of the most racist states in the United States by making it accept people of colored skin.
This is Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is named after him.
This is a statue of Fred Shuttlesworth which is located in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and across from Kelly Ingram Park, in Birmingham, Alabama.