Fred Shuttlesworth

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March 18, 1922-Born in Mugler, Alabama

March 18 1922

May 1940-Graduated High School

May 1940

October 20, 1941-Married to Ruby Keeler

October 20, 1941

1943-Daughter, Patricia born

1943

1945-Daughter, Fredericka "Ricky" born

1945

1946-Son, Fred Jr. born

1946

1948-Became licensed preacher

1948

1949-Moved to Montgomery

1949

1951-Received BA from Selma University

1951

1953-Received BS from Alabama State College

1953

1954-Brown vs. Board of Education

1954

1955-Joined NAACP

1955

1955-56-Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955

June 5, 1956-Founded ACMHR

1956

1956-NAACP banned in Alabama

1956

December 25, 1956-House bombed

December 25, 1956

1957-Helped organize SCLC

1957

1957-Tried to enroll his children in white high school

1957

1957-Little Rock 9

1957

1957-Challenged segregated seating in Birmingham train station

1957

1960-Helped student sit-ins

1960

1960-Arrested for participation in sit-ins

1960

1961-Overturned Birmingham segregation law

1961

1961-Participated in Freedom Rides

1961

1961-Led caravan to rescue freedom riders

1961

1963-Led anti-segregation campaign in Birmingham

1963

1963-Received Rosa Parks Award from SCLC

1963

1963-Led 40 people to march on City Hall

1963

1963-Wrote Birmingham Manifesto

1963

April 1963-Started campaign to attack Birmingham's segregation

April 1963

April 6 1963-Arrested for marching without permit

April 6 1963

April 7, 1963-Picture of Bull's attack dog appeared on newspaper worldwide

April 7, 1963

April 8, 1963-Released from jail

April 8, 1963

April 12, 1963-MLK arrested

April 12, 1963

April 20, 1963-MLK released

April 20, 1963

May 2, 1963-Childrens March in Birmingham

May 2, 1963

May 10, 1963-The Birmingham Truce Agreement

May 10, 1963

1963-March on Washington

August 1963

1964-Civil Rights Act of 1964

1964

1964-Freedom Summer

1964

1965-Voting Rights Act of 1965

1965

1965-Selma Marches

1965

1966-Hired 1st black police officer in Birmingham

1966

1966-Organized Greater New Light Baptist in Cincinnati

1966

March 10, 1966-Bull Connor died

March 10, 1966

1969-Resided as president of ACMHR

1969

1989-Established Shuttlesworth Housing Foundation

1989

2001-Received Presidential Citizens Award

2001

2003-President of SCLC

2003

2004-Resigned as President of SCLC

2004

July 2008-Biringham renamed airport after him

July 2008

October 5, 2011-Died in Birmingham, Alabama

October 5, 2011