Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Fred Shuttlesworth, R. I. P.

NPR: The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer of the civil rights movement, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. Shuttlesworth led Birmingham's battle against segregation — a battle that focused the national spotlight on the violent resistance to equal rights in the South and forced change. He was 89.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Too many good people died yesterday.