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The Shuttlesworth Project: A Fire You Can’t Put Out
July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Cassandra Griffen, Photojournalist
Cassandra Griffen’s program will showcase her images of the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement who, though largely unknown to the nation, served as integral parts of Reverend Fred Lee Shuttlesworth’s determination to undo Jim Crow laws in the South. These images will show the impact that Rev. Shuttlesworth had on other Civil Rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King.
“The Shuttlesworth Project: A Fire You Can’t Put Out,” is archived in the Library of Congress and was a major exhibit at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in 2012. This project was intensely curated with interviews with the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement involved from the 1950s to present.
Cassandra writes about the project: “Both my family and Reverend Shuttlesworth’s lived in Mt. Meigs, Alabama, which spearheaded my interest and responsibility to do my part in eliminating segregation and racism in our nation through documenting protests, strikes, police brutality, Bloody Sunday memorials in Selma and more. The program will include images of the significant civil rights participants streamed during my presentation and paused if clarification or additional info is needed by the audience.”