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A fire you can't put out : the civil rights life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth

Author: Andrew Michael Manis
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1999.
Series: Religion and American culture (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From his 1956 founding of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights through the historic demonstrations of 1963, driven by a sense of divine mission, Shuttlesworth pressured Jim Crow restrictions in Birmingham with radically confrontational acts of courage. His intensive campaign pitted him against the staunchly segregationist police commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor and ultimately brought him to the side of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Manis, Andrew Michael.
Fire you can't put out.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607250235
Online version:
Manis, Andrew Michael.
Fire you can't put out.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)631024565
Named Person: Fred L Shuttlesworth; Fred L Shuttlesworth
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Michael Manis
ISBN: 0817309683 9780817309688 0817311564 9780817311568
OCLC Number: 40644764
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 2000
Description: xxxii, 541 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Abbreviations --
Chronology --
Introduction --
Alberta --
Ready --
Bethel --
Agitation --
"Bull"fighting --
Stalemate --
Jailbirds --
Confrontations --
Cataclysm --
"Actionist" --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Religion and American culture (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Responsibility: Andrew M. Manis.

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A biography of Fred Shuttlesworth - one of the civil rights movement's lesser known representatives. The author argues that, during a ministry that extended beyond his native Birmingham and into the  Read more...

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"An exhaustive and compelling portrayal of ... the Birmingam minister who labored in the trenches for years, often risking his life for the greater good of all Alabama citizens."--"Kirkus Reviews"

 
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