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Interview with Fred Shuttlesworth, December 6, 1997

Part of Anne Braden Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Fred Shuttlesworth, December 6, 1997
Creator:
Catherine Fosl; interviewer. Fred Shuttlesworth; interviewee.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1997
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth is an African American Baptist minister who was a leader of the civil rights movement and worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this interviewe, Shuttlesworth describes his work in the movement, particularly in Birmingham, Alabama. He talks about some protests and demonstrations in which he participated, including the Freedom Rides of 1961. Shuttlesworth describes the violence and intimidation that he and his fellow activists faced from the Ku Klux Klan and others. He talks about his friendship with Anne and Carl Braden and their collaboration on civil rights activism. Shuttlesworth describes their role in the civil rights movement and assesses their contributions to the causes of freedom and equality. He also mentions other notable civil rights activists with whom he worked.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Type:
audio
Subject:
Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922- --Interviews., Civil rights workers--Interviews., Civil rights movements--United States., African Americans--Civil rights., Freedom Rides, 1961., Christians--Political activity., Ku Klux Klan (1915- ), Segregation., Braden, Anne, 1924-2006., Braden, Carl, 1914-1975., King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968., Birmingham (Ala.), Southern Conference Educational Fund.
Source:
Anne Braden Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7jm61bkr9t/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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