Friday, October 7, 2011

Muse of the Week: Shuttlesworth

Rest in peace (or rather, dance in heaven), Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth: NPR obituary.

The death of Steve Jobs, also on Wednesday, was a loss; he was a visionary and his company makes beautiful, functional tools. But Fred Shuttlesworth? He was a hero, speaking truth to power in the face of overwhelming brutality. We as a society should know the names of more of these men who stood with King and played their own vitally important leadership roles.

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