Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thank you Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

Before we lost Steve Jobs yesterday, we also lost a civil rights pioneer. One of the last close links to Dr. Martin Luther King. Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth is on the left of this picture next to Dr. Ralph Abernathy.

He was a bulldog who wasn't afraid to back down when being hosed or to stare down the racist Bull Connor. He organized the first marches in Birmingham that helped galvanize the civil rights movement and bring a lot of attention. This is a man we owe a lot to for playing a role in helping the country see the injustice going on down South.

Please read this great NY Times obituary on a man overshadowed by yesterday's big news. Thank you Rev. Shuttlesworth for being a fearless fighter of justice and for helping wake up America.

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