One bombing happened in the night while he and his family were asleep. Would you believe the roof blew off the house, and yet no one was harmed?! When warned to leave the city, he responded, "Tell your Klan brothers that if God could save me through this, they'll have to come up with something better. So the fight's on" I love this man.
Below are pictures of the church he once pastored and a white entrance structure next to it is where his home once stood.
I've also added a couple photos of the newer building along with the pastor we meet with who knew Shuttlesworth and has served at that location for over 25 years.
The home was the first in the area to have electricity and indoor plumbing, not to mention, the most ostentatious house in the neighborhood, and possibly the city. This was important to demonstrate to both whites and blacks that African Americans could accomplish far more than anyone gave them credit for.
It was wonderful to learn that these black men born into slavery, overcame so much and worked hard to serve others and set an example for many blacks of what they can accomplish with great adversity behind them and in their foreseeable futures.
That is three different states where you can visibly see he had an impact. (Tennessee - where he was shot, Alabama - where he pastored, and Georgia where he was born and buried). We know it was much, much greater than that, but I still feel honored to see all 3 sites and pay our respects to a man who fought for what is right and taught the love of God to others.