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Fred Shuttlesworth Dies

Fred Shuttlesworth: Much More Than A Footnote

Troy Jackson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Troy Jackson

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.

What Fred Shuttlesworth's Legacy Means for the Next Generation of Leaders

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 12.08.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

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.

Fred Shuttlesworth: Why He Mattered

Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards | Posted 12.08.2011 | Black Voices
Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards

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.

Fred Shuttlesworth: Uncompromising Leader, Intrepid Icon

Bishop T.D. Jakes | Posted 12.08.2011 | Black Voices
Bishop T.D. Jakes

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."