Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIL: Civil Rights Activist Pastor Fred Shuttlesworth

Today as we mark the passing of the genius of Steve Jobs, we also celebrate the life of the great Pastor Fred Shuttlesworth. Pastor Shuttlesworth is not really one of the names in your history books or one you'll hear of during our "African American History Month" tributes but his contributions to our lives are profound! As a leader in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s & 60s. As the Co founder of the SCLC he committed his life to fighting for equality for African Americans.

His work didnt stop there though. He was an advocate for the poor and homeless as well. Throughout his life he campaigned and worked along side others to relieve this world of injustice & prejudice.

Pastor Shuttlesworth was 89 yrs old when he died on Wednesday. His legacy lives on in our everyday lives!

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