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Rev Fred Shuttlesworth

San Francisco International - Harvey Milk Airport? Why Not, Indeed!

Michael Yaki | Posted 03.18.2013 | San Francisco
Michael Yaki

What better way to remind and educate the world of the historic life and times of Harvey Milk than at one of the great crossroads of the world, our own international airport?

Remembering Fred Shuttlesworth: The Most Courageous Man in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.20.2012 | Black Voices
Marian Wright Edelman

“That Fred Shuttlesworth did not become a martyr was not for lack of trying… There was not a person in the civil rights movement who put ...

WATCH: In Memoriam: Those We've Lost Along the Way

Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way. Here's a round of those we've lost, alo...

Steve Jobs, the King Memorial and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

As I began to reflect on the passing of Steve Jobs, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and the celebration of the opening of the King Memorial in Washington, it caused me to think back to January 1963 and the special role of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth at that time.

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.

The Education Gap: Lessons from Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Steve Jobs

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Last week we lost two great visionary leaders whose impact on the world has forever changed our lives. Yet, sadly, I think we missed the opportunity to make their contributions to society a real teachable moment for our children.

Did The Media Stumble With Steve Jobs Coverage?

Keli Goff | Posted 12.10.2011 | Media
Keli Goff

Last week America lost a man who changed the world. If you assume I'm referring to Steve Jobs, the Apple founder who passed away last week after a lengthy battle with cancer, you'd be wrong. I'm actually referring to Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.

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."

Remembering Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth refused to back down despite huge risks, enduring arrests, beatings and injuries from fire hoses ai...

Fred Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Leader, Dies At 89

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 12.05.2011 | Black Voices

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — At one end of the fire hose were officers deployed by Bull Connor, the notoriously racist police commissioner fond of telling...

Civil Rights Movement Reassembles to Ask: What's Next?

Saul Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Landau

On February 1, 1960, four black students took seats at a lunch counter at the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's. The white waitresses ignored th...