Messer was one of a number of gay men of his generation who packed up and left Cincinnati, a city with a history of official discrimination, for friendlier cities on the coasts. But the city charter, which blocked legal protections for gays and lesbians up until a decade ago, has since been amended. It's not just people like Messer who are coming back. For the first time in decades, Cincinnati is drawing more young people — those who identify as gay, as well as straights who insist on a more tolerant atmosphere. The city's downtown is undergoing a major revitalization, attracting more employers, including GE, which announced earlier this month it will be bringing up to 2, jobs to staff a new U. Global Operations Center.
Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, an Elder Statesman for Civil Rights, Dies at 89
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The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a storied civil rights leader who survived beatings and bombings in Alabama a half-century ago as he fought against racial injustice alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He was He also lived in Birmingham. It was in that city in the spring of that Mr.
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Cincinnati History Library and Archives. To learn more about Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, consult the following resources:.
He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference , initiated and was instrumental in the Birmingham Campaign , and continued to work against racism and for alleviation of the problems of the homeless in Cincinnati, Ohio , where he took up a pastorate in He helped Martin Luther King Jr. The Birmingham—Shuttlesworth International Airport was named in his honor in