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Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth discusses leading the Birmingham Movement. Part 5 of 5.

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth discusses leading the Birmingham Movement. Part 4 of 5.

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth discusses leading the Birmingham Movement. Part 3 of 5.

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth discusses leading the Birmingham Movement. Part 2 of 5.

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth discusses leading the Birmingham Movement. Part 1 of 5.

Dr. Lawrence Pijeaux discusses demonstrating in New Orleans before pursuing a career in arts education. He served at various institutions, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and worked to increase Black community involvement in museums.…

Rev. John T. Porter discusses working with Dr. King at Dexter Avenue and Ebenezer Baptist Churches. He was arrested with Nelson Smith, A. D. King as a result of his involvement in the Movement.

Dr. James T. Montgomery discusses supporting the Movement politically, financially and medically. He served as Rev. Shuttlesworth's family physician and treated Dr. King.

Jerome "Buddy" Cooper discusses fighting for labor rights as an acting regional attorney for the Wage Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. He participated in illegal, integrated meetings with local labor leaders and unions.

Jessie Champion Sr. discusses leaving Birmingham after being wrongly convicted of inciting a riot. He became the first Black news reporter for WBRC after returning to Birmingham.

Dr. Horace Huntley discusses advocating for the creation of African American Studies programs at various institutions, including UAB. His civil rights rights involvement led to an extensive file and surveillance by the FBI.

Flora Washington Smith discusses getting involved with ACMHR from the earliest meetings. She participated in the Selma to Montgomery March, even after spending a week in jail for demonstrating in Birmingham.

Emily Thomas Ellis discusses being arrested for participating in a sit-in at Newberry's department store. She was also injured in a large student march in 1963.

Rev. Clyde Jones discusses combatting discriminatory hiring practices by the Birmingham Police Department through litigation. He was involved with the NAACP before being outlawed.

Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. discusses working in Birmingham before working closely with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth as a vice-president of ACMHR. He drove look out for Rev. Shuttlesworth during the attempt to integrate Phillips High School, participated in…

Virginia Volker discusses her involvement with the Movement throughout her education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She went on to be actively involved in public education and community politics in Birmingham.

Annie Levison discusses being active in the movement, including being jailed for sitting in the front of the bus, before having to stop in order to protect her employment. She describes the difficult process she went through to become a registered…

Almarie Billups discusses being deeply involved in the Movement with her husband, Charles Billups. She worked hard balancing supporting her family and supporting the Movement.

Rev. Robert Hughes discusses starting the Alabama Council on Human Relations after beginning his career as a Methodist minister.

Rev. John Rutland discusses participating in the movement as Bull Conner's minister, including taking in the Freedom Riders at his church. He and his family faced fierce opposition and threats of violence as a result.
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