Profile of Fred Plump
The Birmingham News has a profile of Fred Plump, my client and the plaintiff in the suit against Gov. Riley's appointment of a county commissioner: Fred Plump looks out for the underdog.
When a guy he knew was sure to get pummeled by friends in the neighborhood, Plump took a stand and walked him to safety.
"I knew they were wrong," Plump said. "So, I decided to walk this guy clean out of the neighborhood, stepping out with my neck on the line. When I saw things that were not right, I was always standing up for others."
Plump, of Fairfield, filed a federal discrimination lawsuit in the early 1970s when he sought to become a Birmingham firefighter after passing the firefighter's exam, but was passed over for a spot. -- Activist Fred Plump relishes fight with Gov. Riley over Jefferson County post- al.com
The whole story is also available here as a PDF file.