CINCINNATI - Cincinnati State is making a major announcement about a new scholarship program Thursday. The scholarship is in memory of the late Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.
Dr. O'Dell Owens, president of Cincinnati State, will announce details of a generous gift for the scholarship program. The Shuttlesworth family will be on hand for the 2 p.m. announcement.
Rev. Shuttlesworth died on Oct. 5 in Alabama. He died after a lengthy battle with health problems. He was surrounded by his family.
Rev. Shuttlesworth's funeral will be on Oct. 24th in Alabama.
The civil rights pioneer moved to Cincinnati in 1961 to leave the violence in Birmingham and create better opportunities for his four children. Education was very important to him and he and his wife agreed their children would have better opportunities in Cincinnati.
In other news related to Cincinnati State, the school and the teachers' union plan to resume negotiations on Monday, Oct. 17. Both sides met on Tuesday and the school reports that it presented a new contract offer that addressed workload and other issues. There was no agreement, but bargaining is set to resume on Monday.
Stay with 9 News and WCPO.com for updates about the scholarship presentation and coverage of the event.
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