R.I.P. Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Giant

By: Thursday October 6, 2011 1:10 pm

On a day overshadowed by the coverage of the passing of Steve Jobs, we also lost a civil rights leader who literally took body blows for racial equality. The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a contemporary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rep. John Lewis and others who put their lives on the line, died at 89.

 

And then back to the living

By: Thursday October 6, 2011 1:30 am

As many of you know, Steve Jobs died as did civil rights pioneer Fred Shuttlesworth. Most all of us know the former but if you don’t know who the latter is, well let’s just say Fred Shuttlesworth was arguably the bravest American of the 1960s.

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