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An important person who died on Wednesday (that wasn’t Steve Jobs)

Oct 7, 2011 By Abraham

In honor of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth from Ape, Not Monkey

From Wikipedia

Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, born Freddie Lee Robinson, (March 18, 1922 – October 5, 2011) was a U.S. civil rights activist who led the fight against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a co-founder of theSouthern Christian Leadership Conference, 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. He returned to Birmingham after his retirement in 2007.


  1. K. Tanner says:

    Thank you for this. It was a breath of fresh air to see someone honor a man who changed the world not with plastic and silicone but by fighting for the liberty of an entire population.

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