“Bull Connor's Jail”


"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

Historical references

  • 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."

Cross references


  1. Scott-BoA, pp. 372-373, "Bull Connor's Jail" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, SBoA372


Author: Words: Guy & Candie Carawan, Ernie Marrs
Earliest date: 1963