Connor, Eugene, 1897-1973

Biography:

"Bull Connor was an ardent segregationist who served for twenty-two years as commissioner of public safety in Birmingham , Alabama. Using his administrative authority over the police and fire departments, Conner worked to ensure that Birmingham remained, as Martin Luther King, Jr. described it, "the most segregated city in America." In 1963, the violent response of Connor and his police force to demonstrations in Birmingham propelled the civil rights movement into the national spotlight."--"Connor, Theophilus Eugene "Bull" (1897-1973)," King Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 2, 2007.

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Connor, Bull, 1897-1973

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