In a June 17, 1963 file photo, the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, left, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Atlanta, Ga., and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth of the Revelation Baptist Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, talk to reporters at the White House in Washington, after a conference with President Kennedy. (AP Photo/Bill Allen, File)
In a Sunday, March 4, 2007 file photo, Sen. Barack Obama, second from left, looks on as civil rights leader Fred Shuttlesworth, front left, greets former President Bill Clinton in Selma, Ala. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Linda Stelter)
In a Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 file photo, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth watches the inauguration of President Barack Obama at an event in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
In a May 8, 1963 file photo, civil rights leaders, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., left, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, center, and Rev. Ralph Abernathy hold a news conference in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo)
In this June 28, 2007 file photo, civil rights activist the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth departs the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
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Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, who was hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and energy, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at the Birmingham, Ala. hospital. He was 89.