Bull Connor's Jail
DESCRIPTION: "Down in Alabama, In the land of Jim Crow, There is a place where Lots of folks go. Birmingham jailhouse, Birmingham jail, Waiting for freedom in Bull Connor's jail." How three thousand peaceful protesters were harassed and imprisoned by Connor
AUTHOR: Words: Guy & Candie Carawan, Ernie Marrs
EARLIEST DATE: 1963
KEYWORDS: discrimination prison political
May 1963 - The Birmingham demonstrations against segregation. Children and adults were attacked by police officers and police dogs commanded by Bull Connor, who was responsible for "public security."
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scott-TheBalladOfAmerica, pp. 372-373, "Bull Connor's Jail" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Down in the Valley" (tune) and references there
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