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Panel Discussion: Illuminating Shuttlesworth
August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. Shuttlesworth’s role as the co-founder of the SCLC as well as an integral leader in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign helped to bring national attention to the integration efforts happening in Birmingham during the Civil Rights Movement. In this discussion, we are joined by members of Shuttlesworth’s family; Rico Gatson, the featured artist of the BMA’s latest Wall to Wall installation, who chose Shuttlesworth as the theme for his community mural; Siddhartha Mitter, NY Times art journalist; and Martha Bouyer, the educational coordinator for Bethel Baptist Church.