Memorial service planned at Rev. Shuttlesworth's Cincinnati church

Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth
Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A memorial service has been planned for civil rights leader Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth at the Cincinnati church that he founded.

The service will take place Saturday, October 29th from 2:00pm - 6:30pm at the Greater New Light Baptist Church, located at 710 North Fred Shuttlesworth Circle in Avondale.

The church is inviting all choir members in the city to participate in the service. If you want to participate, you are invited to attend a rehearsal at the church Thursday, October 27th at 5:00 pm.

Reverend Shuttlesworth died October 5th after a long illness at the age of 89. He was an active member of the civil rights movement in Birmingham and marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. He moved to Cincinnati in 1961 and preached here for over 40 years. He later moved back to Birmingham where he passed away.

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