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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Susan Fox [mailto:sfox@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 10:50 AM
      To: ARCHIVES@...
      Subject: Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth to Speak at SAA Opening Plenary Session


      KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE: THE REV. FRED SHUTTLESWORTH TO SPEAK AT SAA
      OPENING PLENARY SESSION

      April 3, 2002 - The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth will speak at the Society of
      American Archivists Opening Plenary Session at its annual meeting in
      Birmingham, Alabama, August 19-25. Currently pastor of the Greater New
      Light Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, Rev. Shuttlesworth is one of the
      giants of the American Civil Rights Movement. He is generally regarded,
      with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ralph Abernathy as one of the
      movement's "big three." He was born and raised in Birmingham, graduating
      from Selma University (1951) and Alabama State College (1952). Between 1953
      and 1961 he served as pastor of Birmingham's Bethel Baptist Church and
      organized the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights in 1956. He was
      also one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and
      helped the Congress on Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.) organize its "freedom
      rides" campaign. During the civil rights struggles in Birmingham, Rev.
      Shuttleworth's house was a frequent target of bombing attacks and he was
      hospitalized after a fire hose slammed him up against a building during a
      civil rights demonstration. Since 1988, in addition to his duties with the
      Greater New Light Baptist Church, Rev. Shuttlesworth has served as director
      of the Shuttlesworth Housing Foundation which has assisted over 460
      low-income families to purchase their own homes. He is also the subject of
      a 1999 biography by Andrew M. Manis, "A Fire you Can't Put Out: The Civil
      Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth," (University of
      Alabama Press).

      The Rev. Shuttlesworth will be speaking of his experiences in the Civil
      Rights Movement in Birmingham and on the importance of the documentary
      record in "keeping the dream alive."

      More information on the SAA annual meeting can be found at
      http://www.archivists.org/conference/index.asp#2002.

      Susan E. Fox, CAE
      Executive Director
      Society of American Archivists
      527 S. Wells St., 5th Floor
      Chicago, IL 60607
      312-922-0140
      fax: 312-347-1452
      sfox@...
      www.archivists.org

      The mission of the Society of American Archivists is to serve the
      educational and informational needs of our members and to provide leadership
      to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation's historic
      record.

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