In the midst of a day spent celebrating her late husband's legacy, Sephira Shuttlesworth took a moment today to recall the hopes and dreams he had for the city he hoped would become a "city on the hill."
Today would have been Shuttlesworth's 91st birthday. To celebrate, a series of events have been planned to honor his role in the civil rights movement.
A community birthday breakfast was held this morning, and attendees later gathered to lay a wreath at the Shuttlesworth statute in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Other activities include a children's birthday rally at John Herbert Phillips Academy, a birthday party to take place at 6 p.m. at the Birmingham City Hall, and finally an evening of jazz and Rev. Shuttlesworth trivia will be held at 7 p.m. at Jazz Undergound.