Carolyn Fuller

Carolyn Fuller and her Birmingham Unitarian family were leading white activists during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Her mother, Peggy Fuller, founded Friendship and Action, an interracial group of women who met at each other’s homes (illegal at the time) and also took part in integrating lunch counters in the city. Her father, John Fuller, an architect, designed a new, bomb-resistant house for the Drew family on “dynamite hill,” including a special front wall. Carolyn herself recalls being harassed at Ramsay High School because she was outspoken about her liberal views; her brother was hung upside-down in a tree. Carolyn’s parents sent her away to an out-of-state private school after receiving a phone call from someone threatening to send Carolyn home in “ten pieces.”