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Interview with Fred Shuttlesworth, December 6, 1997

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Creator:Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011
Title:Interview with Fred Shuttlesworth, December 6, 1997
Date:1997 Dec. 6
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Interview with Fred Shuttlesworth, December 6, 1997 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth is an African American Baptist minister who was a leader of the civil rights movement and worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this interview, Shuttlesworth describes his work in the movement, particularly in Birmingham, Alabama. He talks about some protests and demonstrations in which he participated, including the Freedom Rides of 1961. Shuttlesworth describes the violence and intimidation that he and his fellow activists faced from the Ku Klux Klan and others. He talks about his friendship with Anne and Carl Braden and their collaboration on civil rights activism. Shuttlesworth describes their role in the civil rights movement and assesses their contributions to the causes of freedom and equality. He also mentions other notable civil rights activists with whom he worked.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts
Subjects:Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011--Interviews | Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983 | Williams, Aubrey Willis, 1890-1965 | Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981 | Current, Gloster B. (Gloster Bryant), 1913-1997 | Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 | Lowery, Joseph E. | Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 | Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944- | Bond, Julian, 1940- | Stembridge, Jane | Curry, Constance, 1933- | Farmer, James, 1920-1999 | Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | Connor, Eugene, 1897-1973 | Civil rights workers--Interviews | Civil rights movements--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Christians--Political activity | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Segregation | Southern Conference Educational Fund | Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice | African Americans--Violence against--Southern States | Race relations | Southern States--Race relations | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | Courage | United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities | Communism--United States | Cold War--Influence | Harassment--Southern States | Faith | Reporters and reporting--Southern States | Trust--Southern States | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | National Urban League | Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Congresses and conventions--Kentucky--Louisville | Traffic accidents--Kentucky--Louisville | Marriage | Humility | Discrimination in housing--Kentucky--Louisville | Civil rights demonstrations--Kentucky--Louisville | Black power--United States | Boards of directors--Southern States | Montgomery Improvement Association | Widowhood--Kentucky--Louisville | Grief--Kentucky--Louisville | Youth--Political activity--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | Arrest--Alabama--Montgomery | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | Imprisonment--Alabama | Clemency--Kentucky | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.) | Louisville (Ky.) | Jefferson County (Ky.) | Greensboro (N.C.) | Guilford County (N.C.) | Montgomery (Ala.) | Montgomery County (Ala.)
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky | Fosl, Catherine
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