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Community birthday breakfast held Monday to honor Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

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BIRMINGHAM, AL -

A day full of events to mark the birthday of a civil rights icon kicked off Monday morning with a breakfast.

A community breakfast was held at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to honor Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.

Rev. Shuttlesworth would have been 91 years old.

After the breakfast event, a wreath laying ceremony was held at the civil rights icon's statue.

Also today, a children's birthday rally in Birmingham, and an evening of jazz and trivia.

The bells of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham tolled a total of 91 times during the day.

Rev. Shuttlesworth died in 2011.

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