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Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

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Creator:Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-
Creator:Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, Ala.)
Title:Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

In this interview, the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth recalls his involvement in the Civil Rights movement. Shuttlesworth was a leader of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and led civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, once considered one of the most segregated and racially violent cities in the South.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

Transcript of an interview.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Transcripts | Text
Subjects:Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011 | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | African American clergy | African Americans--Violence against--Alabama | Intimidation--Birmingham--Alabama | Arson--Birmingham--Alabama | African American college students--Alabama--Birmingham | African American high school students--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | Boycotts--Alabama--Birmingham | Mass meetings--Alabama--Birmingham | Sit-ins--Alabama--Birmingham | School integration--Massive resistance--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | Schools--Alabama--Birmingham | Students--Alabama--Birmingham | Minorities--Education | Social justice--Alabama--Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relatins | African American soldiers | Equality | Payne University | Alabama State Teachers College | Phillips High School (Birmingham, Ala.) | Birmingham, Ala. Chamber of Commerce | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | Congress of Racial Equality | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.) | Project C, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, Selma, 32.4073589, -87.0211007 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, 32.233214, -87.142289 | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.5206608, -86.80249
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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