Shelly Millender Jr

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Shelly Millender Jr (born c. 1935 in Birmingham; died July 17, 2021) was an auto salesman, a radio host, and a civil rights activist.

Millender was the son of Shelly Millender Sr, and the brother of U.S. Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald. His mother died when he was a child. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and, after his discharge, attended Miles College, and was elected president of the Student Government Association. He was an active participant in the Civil Eights Movement. He and U. W. Clemon led a sit-in at the Birmingham Public Library in 1963, convincing the Library Board to change its policies, allowing Black patrons to use library facilities formerly restricted to whites.

After graduating, Millender took a job with the Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He later became a luxury car salesman for several decades. After retiring he began hosting a radio program called "Let's Talk". Millender had three children with his wife, Doris, who died in 1984. His companion in later life was Brenda Faush.

Millender died in 2021 and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery.