DSC09420This is a biography of one of the legends  of the American Civil Rights Movement: Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.  It is also signed by the author, Doug ErvinShuttlesworth was whipped with a chain for trying to enroll his children in a white school. He advertised that he was going to do it and knew he was going to suffer for it (his wife was also stabbed during the effort). His home was bombed with 16 sticks of dynamite by the KKK and he miraculously survived. Shuttlesworth invited Martin Luther King to Birmingham resulting in the climax of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. As a result, the 1964 Civil Rights Act can be attributed initially to HIS efforts.

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Author signed “God Bless and keep you! Doug” and Reverend Shuttlesworth signed his name.

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Jet magazine and posted photos are not part of the collection; only the book.