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Civil rights leader hospitalized in Birmingham

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth is being treated at a Birmingham hospital for pneumonia and dehydration.

The 86-year-old Shuttlesworth was placed in the intensive care unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital on Sunday, according to his wife, Sephira Shuttlesworth.

He was listed in stable condition.

Shuttlesworth, a civil rights pioneer, helped to lead the fight against segregation in Birmingham in the 1950s and 60s.