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Fred Shuttlesworth
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5th President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
In office
August – November 2004
Preceded by Martin Luther King III
Succeeded by Charles Steele Jr.
Personal details
Born
Freddie Lee Robinson

(1922-03-18)March 18, 1922
Mount Meigs, Alabama, US
Died October 5, 2011(2011-10-05) (aged 89)
Birmingham, Alabama, US
Resting place Oak Hill Cemetery
Birmingham, Alabama
Known for Civil Rights Movement
Affiliations Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)
Television Eyes on the Prize (1987)
Freedom Riders (2010)

Frederick Lee "Fred" Shuttlesworth (born Fred Lee Robinson, March 18, 1922 – October 5, 2011) was a U.S. civil rights activist who led the fight against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, initiated and was instrumental in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, and continued to work against racism and for alleviation of the problems of the homeless in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he took up a pastorate in 1961. He returned to Birmingham after his retirement in 2007. He worked with Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement, though the two men often disagreed on tactics and approaches.

The Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport was named in his honor in 2008.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award is bestowed annually in his name.

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