After watching Ain't Scared of your Jails, I learned many new things. One thing that really stood out to me were the Freedom Riders. The freedom riders were a group of people who rode on interstate buses into segregated southern United States. The freedom riders were brutally beaten many times throughout their journey. Many times there were white freedom riders that were beaten as well. An African American freedom rider talked about one of instances a white freedom rider was beaten, he said, "Its like they didn't see the rest of us, for like about maybe 30 seconds they didn't see us, they didn't see us at all." The freedom riders were taught not to fight back, so all they could do is run or take the beatings. The freedom riders stood out to me because I feel that it was amazing how these men and women continued to ride these buses even when they knew the consequences to come. It takes a lot of courage and strength to do what these men and women did.