Film Screening: Story of Rev. Fred Shuttleworth Followed by Q & A with Producer T. Marie Kind

The story of the “Wild Man from Birmingham” who started a Movement that changed the world.


Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was raised in the crucible of segregated Birmingham, Alabama, but he was forged by its attempt to kill him. When the KKK planted a bomb underneath his bed and he emerged unharmed, he was sure he was saved by God to lead a Movement. His work not only ended legal segregation but lead directly to the Civil and Voting Rights Acts – and inspired freedom movements around the world.

This feature-length documentary explores the life and legacy of perhaps the most fearless leader of the Civil Rights Movement – and the history that created “the most segregated city in America,” Birmingham. From the laborers that dug the iron ore from Red Mountain to the wealthy “Big Mules” that lorded over them, the city forged people that were completely dedicated to their causes.

Shuttlesworth traces the unique crucible of Birmingham’s brutal industrial history in creating what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the “most segregated city in America” and the people that were willing to take it on – personified in the fearless, indomitable Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. His tireless work in the face of beatings at the hands of the KKK and bombing of his own home, as well as constant harassment by the police and shunning by members of his own community, was unprecedented in the Movement leadership and inspired legions of Foot Soldiers willing to follow him into the breach.

FILM SCREENING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2024
6-8PM
ST. STEPHENโ€™S CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 5825 IMPERIAL AVE | SAN DIEGO CA 92114 | 619-262-2671

FREE TIX:ย https://ShuttlesworthDocStStephens.eventbrite.com


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