Annotated Bibliography - Connor and King: The Civil War for Peace

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Connor and King: The Civil War for Peace

An Annotated Bibliography

"Birmingham's Use of Dogs Assailed." New York Times 7 May 1963: 32. ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Web. 8 Apr. 2014.

The article expresses Senator Cooper and Senator Morse ideas on the government's prepetition in the civil rights protest in Birmingham. They both agree that the federal government is not entirely powerless to intervene. In addition, the Kentucky Republican believes that the actions taking place in Birmingham are reprehensible. This article is about how the government talks about doing something but never go any farther than that.

"Dogs, Kids, and Clubs." Time 10 May 1963: 19. Print.

This article talks about the children's march for civil rights. It also explains how Police Commissioner 'Bull' Connor handled the situation, arch-segregationist, viciously retaliated with club-swinging cops, police dogs, and blasts of water from fire hoses on small children. The article explains how amazing it is that people will hurt young children just for marching without a permit, but at the same time, no one would issue a permit to the black community to march.

With all that is discussed in the article, the children of Birmingham kept marching. Despite all the odds, the children of Birmingham overcame this day.

"Integration: 'Bull' at Bay." Newsweek 15 April 1963: 29 - 30. Print.

Segregation was a big issue in Birmingham and this article shines some light on that issue. 'Bull' Connor was determined to keep Birmingham from segregating whites with blacks. Connor ran for mayor of Birmingham but lost to Albert Boutwell by 8,000 votes, with the Negroes community help. With the violence going on in Birmingham, it attracted some unwanted but very much needed attention. Martin Luther King gathered a non-violent army of 250 Negroes, including Birmingham's Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. As...