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Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

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Creator:Manis, Andrew
Title:Fred Lee Shuttlesworth
Date:2007 Mar. 9
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Encyclopedia article about Fred Lee Shuttlesworth, African American Baptist pastor and the central leader of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama. Shuttlesworth was one of the pioneering figures in the civil rights era. The organization he founded in 1956, the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR), joined with Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to protest segregation in Birmingham in 1963. Partly as a result of those direct-action demonstrations, the U.S. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Types:Articles | Interactive Resource
Subjects:Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011 | Civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Birmingham | Clergy--Alabama--Birmingham | African American clergy--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | African American Baptists--Alabama--Selma | African American Baptists--Alabama--Birmingham | Clergy--Alabama--Selma | African American clergy--Alabama--Selma | Project C, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | African American Baptists--Ohio--Cincinnati | Clergy--Alabama--Ohio--Cincinnati | African American clergy--Ohio--Cincinnati | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.) | Selma (Ala.) | Dallas County (Ala.) | Cincinnati (Ohio) | Hamilton County (Ohio)
Collection:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Institution:Encyclopedia of Alabama
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project)
Online Publisher:[Auburn, Ala.] : Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University | 2007-03-09
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