Image: Bull Connor's Dog
(Erie, Pennsylvania, 1935 - )

Bull Connor's Dog , c. 1963

Cast aluminum
32 1/2 in. x 55 in. x 19 in. (82.55 cm x 139.7 cm x 48.26 cm)
Gift of Lisa and Don Drumm
2006.38
Bull Connor’s Dog at first appears humorous, but its spiky forms and large teeth, as well as its name, suggest a darker side.  Eugene “Bull” Connor was the Public Safety Commissioner of Birmingham, Alabama, who used fire hoses and dogs against Civil Rights demonstrators in the 1960s.   Shown on national television, this violent response to the protesters is widely believed to have swayed national opinion in favor of passage the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  
  
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