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Fred Shuttlesworth, RIP

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Sad loss of one of the last living great civil rights leaders from the minister-dominated wing of the movement. Shuttlesworth was most noted for his organization of the Birmingham actions, but throughout the movement was a tough, action-oriented leader who could push King out of his comfort zone and into more direct action. He’s also one of the leaders who need to be taught in schools, but who have found themselves dropped from the King-centric history that tends to dominate the standard narrative.

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