Friday, June 20, 2008
1 minute video of civil rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth responding to a question as he was recieving the Courage and Freedom Award from the Whitsitt Society in Memphis yesterday. Shuttlesworth is responding to a question about the title of his biography, A Fire You Can't Put Out. Biographer Andrew Manis hands Shuttleworth the microphone as he responds. Former Mercer President Kirby Godsey stands in the background.
Manis has already explained that the title of the book came from a statement that Shuttleworth made to the Chief of Police in Birmingham in the early 1960's on one of the many occassions when meetings at Shuttleworth's church were disrupted due to reports that there was a fire at his church.
I'll post higher quality video and audio of the award ceremony next week.