Historian and author Andrew M. Manis will discuss the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth's unsung heroics in the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement at Samford University Monday (MARCH 17) at 4:30 p.m. in the Samford Library. The public is invited free of charge.
Dr. Manis is the author of A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, and co-editor of Birmingham's Revolutionaries: The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights.
A history professor at Macon State College in Macon, Ga., Manis is former editor of Religion and Southern Studies at Mercer University Press. He is a Samford graduate.
Shuttlesworth, now pastor of Greater New Light Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, was pastor of Birmingham's Bethel Baptist when he organized the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights in 1956 and was secretary of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Rev. Shuttlesworth will lecture at Samford on Thursday (MARCH 20) in Reid Chapel at 10 a.m. on the topic "The Fire Still Burns Strong."
The lectures are part of the series, "Before You Travel On' Reflections of the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement" sponsored by Samford and the Birmingham Public Library.
Dr. Manis' lecture is also presented as part of Samford's Live at the Library series.