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Oct 25, 2011 13:10
Category: Religious News

Alabama governor pays tribute to Rev. Shuttlesworth

 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's governor and a Georgia
congressman who was a leader in the civil rights movement have paid
their respects at the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth's funeral.
     Congressman John Lewis of Georgia recalled meeting Shuttlesworth
in 1961 during the Freedom Rides. He says the preacher put his body
on the line to end segregation and racial discrimination.
     Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley frankly recounted his experience
growing up on the white side of Jim Crow. He thanked Shuttlesworth
for undoing what he called "the teachings of a misdirected
society."