Death of Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth

March 18, 1922 - October 5, 2011
Birmingham, Alabama | Age 89

Civil rights leader dies at 89
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JAY REEVES, The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth refused to back down despite huge risks, enduring arrests, beatings and injuries from fire hoses aimed at blacks marching for racial equality in the segregated South of the early 1960s. He died this week at age 89, lauded for his fearlessness in that fight.

When others feared standing up to fire hoses and snarling police dogs in his native Alabama, Shuttlesworth soldiered on with his...

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