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Eugene Bull Connor
Transcript of Eugene Bull Connor
o4.08.13 "Bull Connor would tell them to send the dogs forth, and they did come; but we just went before the dogs singing, 'Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around." 1934: Bull Connor entered politics as a Democrat by winning a seat in the Alabama Legislature. 1920: Bull Connor began his service as a member of the Alabama KKK. 1936-1952: Bull Connor began his first term as commissioner of public safety in Birmingham, Alabama. ---> "These laws [segregation] are still constitutional and I promise you that until they are removed from the ordinance books of Birmingham and the statute books of Alabama, they will be enforced in Birmingham to the utmost of my ability and by all lawful means."
-Democrat Bull Connor (1957), Commissioner of Public Safety for Birmingham, Alabama Bull Connor was a big part of the Birmingham Campaign, he set fire hoses and dogs on the protesters in the hope that they would stop. When he died, Birmingham lost their most valuable tool and they grew weak, which is when Martin Luther King and SCLC came in and started to desegregate lunch counters, busses, and public places.President John F Kennedy later said of him, "The Civil Rights movement should thank God for Bull Connor. He's helped it as much as Abraham Lincoln." Explanation: When Bull Connor set dogs and fire hoses on protesters, people all around the world saw Bull Connor on tv broadcasts and realized how horrible he was treating protesters and how racist he really was. He helped without realizing it... :) Bull Connor... -.- *About Eugene Bull Connor* "Unwittingly, he and his city brought millions of people to the negros' side."
-anonymous -Freedom Rider ---> Born in Selma, Alabama on July 11, 1897 ---> His mother died when he was eight ---> Never graduated high school ---> Became known as an "outspoken segregationist" ---> Most of his voters were White ---> Died weeks later on Mar. 10, 1973 ---> Connor left office after more than 26 years on the City Commission ---> Had a stroke Dec. 07, 1966 -used a wheelchair for the rest of his life ---> another stroke on Feb. 26, 1973, left him unconcious ---> "You've got to keep your white and the black seperate!" 2) Two new facts I learned about Bull Connor were that in 1920 Bull Connor began his service as a member of the Alabama KKK & had two strokes in his lifetime. 3) Bull Connor impacted how quickly African-Americans gained civil rights in this Country. When he died freedom started to speed up. *Racist* Rude*