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Fred Shuttlesworth, civil rights icon, dead at 89

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At one end of the fire hose were officers deployed by Bull Connor, the notoriously racist police commissioner fond of telling his men to use sticks, dogs and whatever else was necessary to scatter peaceful black protesters.

At the business end was the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, the Birmingham preacher who - as much or more than any of his contemporaries, the leaders of the civil rights movement - had a penchant for putting himself in harm’s way in the name of equality.

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