|提及的人：||Asa E Carter; George C Wallace; Eugene Connor; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Fred L Shuttlesworth; Ralph Abernathy; Connie H Pitts|
Connie H Pitts; Stanley Pitts; Alabama Community History Oral History Project.; University of North Texas. Oral History Collection.
|注意：||Interview conducted in 2000 for the Alabama Community History (Birmingham) Oral History Project. Interviewer: Stanley Pitts.|
|描述：||95 leaves ; 29 cm.|
Interview with Connie H. Pitts, a Navy veteran and law enforcement officer, concerning his experiences while serving with the Birmingham, Alabama, Police Department during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. His youth in a rural segregated community in Alabama; contacts with African-American servicemen while a member of the SeaBees during World War II; decision to join the Birmingham Police Department, 1946; lack of proper law enforcement training; his promotion to detective; attitudes of policemen toward the African-American community; abuses by the police department toward the African-American community; attitudes of the African-American community toward the Birmingham Police Department; zoning problems, housing, and bombings in the 1950s; attendance at the FBI Academy, Washington, DC, 1956; school desegregation incidents; comments about Birmingham's Commissioner of Public Safety, Eugene ("Bull") Connor; dealings with the Citizens Council of Alabama and other white supremacist groups; sit-ins and demonstrations; freedom riders; tactics used for crowd control; comments about Alabama Governor George Wallace; bombing of the Gaston Motel, May, 1963; comments about Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights leaders.
- Carter, Asa E., -- 1925-1979
- Wallace, George C. -- (George Corley), -- 1919-1998.
- Connor, Eugene, -- 1897-1973.
- King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968.
- Shuttlesworth, Fred L., -- 1922-2011.
- Abernathy, Ralph, -- 1926-1990.
- Pitts, Connie H., -- 1921-
- United States. -- Navy. -- Seabees.
- Birmingham (Ala.). -- Police Department.
- FBI Academy.
- Citizens Council of Alabama
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
- A.G. Gaston Motel (Birmingham, Ala.)
- Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Ala.)
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Birmingham.
- African Americans -- Segregation -- Alabama -- Birmingham.
- African Americans -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- Social conditions.
- United States -- Race relations.
- Birmingham (Ala.) -- History.