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Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

@ Encyclopedia of Alabama (Project)

Manis, Andrew


Encyclopedia article about Fred Lee Shuttlesworth, African American Baptist pastor and the central leader of the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama. Shuttlesworth was one of the pioneering figures in the civil rights era. The organization he founded in 1956, the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR), joined with Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to protest segregation in Birmingham in 1963. Partly as a result of those direct-action demonstrations, the U.S. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.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.
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