The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth will be buried at Birmingham’s Oak Hill Cemetery on Oct. 24 following memorial events and a funeral at 10 a.m. that day at Faith Chapel Church in McDonald Chapel, the family and Birmingham Mayor William Bell announced this afternoon.
Shuttlesworth, an iconic civil rights leader, is often called “the soul of the Birmingham movement,” because of his energy in organizing non-violent resistance to the city’s segregation laws . He died on Wednesday at age 89.
The memorial to Shuttlesworth in Birmingham will begin on Oct. 23 at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute where he will lie in repose from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other events may be planned prior to the funeral service, according to the family’s announcement.
No other details of the arrangements were announced during a press conference today at 4:30 p.m. in the office of Birmingham Mayor William Bell.
SOURCE: The Birmingham News