A few hours before I learned of Steve Jobs' death, I got a text message from my wife on my Steve Jobs-inspired iPhone: civil rights leader Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth had died.
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The late Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was one of those rare remarkable beings who not only suffered physical and emotional attacks by those who stood opposed to equality, but a man who greatly inspired an entire movement for change.
I didn't know him, but I knew him. I never met him, but I felt him. All of us, beneficiaries of equality, have known and felt the presence of The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth like a passing wind.
Reverend Shuttlesworth never failed to encourage others to put their eloquent words into action. Even upon the threat of death, he would retort, "I wasn't saved to run."
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