Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Icon Fred Shuttlesworth, overlooked by history, breathed life into civil rights story | al.com

Icon Fred Shuttlesworth, overlooked by history, breathed life into civil rights story | al.com: BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama is the only state in the country where the K-12 history curriculum mentions the late civil rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth. Historians say that's a shame, considering his key role in events that shaped the nation, but it's also not surprising, since the history of the movement is given relatively short shrift.

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Wreck found in Delta not the Clotilda, the last American slave ship | AL.com

It was a good story and a worthy quest. Which will continue. Wreck found in Delta not the Clotilda, the last American slave ship | AL.com ...