The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth

from Martin Luther King, Jr – Letter From Birmingham Jail on Rap Genius

Meaning

Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth 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 the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, initiated and 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 helped Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, and was given an acceptance award to visit Dr. King anytime during the movement.

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