Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth papers, 1953-1969.


Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth papers, 1953-1969.

The collection consists of papers of Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth from 1953-1969. Records relating to Shuttlesworth's presidency of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights include correspondence, news releases and statements, newspaper clippings, annual reports, and speeches. Major correspondents include Albert Boutwell, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bayard Rustin, Rev. C.T. Vivian, Eugene Connor, and Robert Kennedy. These materials reflect the organization's involvement in the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama and include information on segregation of lunch counters, discrimination in employment, voter registration, and the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

2 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7403385

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