Posts Tagged ‘Civil Rights Era’

NYPD Commissioner Wins “2011 Bull Connor Award”

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Bull Connor Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor (July 11, 1897 – March 10, 1973) was the Commissioner of Public Safety for the city of Birmingham, Alabama, during the American Civil Rights Movement. Connor directed the use of fire hoses, and police attack dogs against peaceful demonstrators, including children during the Civil Rights era. Read more here.

Check out the WORD’s Michael Hensley’s story on NYPD’s Stop and Frisk taking place in primarily Big Apple Communities of Color.