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Fred Shuttlesworth

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth

Full Name: Frederick Lee Robinson
Profession: Civil Rights Activist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Led the fight against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, initiated and was instrumental in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, and continued to work against racism and for alleviation of the problems of the homeless in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he took up a pastorate in 1961.

Born: March 18, 1922
Birthplace: Mount Meigs, Alabama, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: October 5, 2011 (aged 89)

Events in the Life of Fred Shuttlesworth

  • 2006-03-19 On the weekend of his 84th birthday, Fred Shuttlesworth gives his final sermon in front of 300 people at the Greater New Light Baptist Church

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