Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

This video was interesting to me. It is incredible that a simple decision to fight back changed the course of history. I have learned a lot about the civil rights in the past and it never fails to catch my attention. These people protested in a simple way and by doing so, they got the reaction they were hoping for, at least after countless arrests and beatings. From the research I also did on Diana Nash, I was reminded of sit-ins. The protestors sat like they normally would but simply sitting where they were not "supposed" to caused such a commotion. The ignorant non-supporters of civil rights lacked maturity and that was clearly seen when they responded with such hatred to such a peaceful, non-violent protest. To see the beatings people had to endure broke my heart. The majority of the protestors were left nameless and they never got the recognition they deserved.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree about the fact that those against the civil rights movements let their ignorance show through their angry response to the non-violent sit-ins. They were very calm and organized and far from hateful in these sit-ins.