Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ain't Scared of your Jails

Ain't Scared of your Jails was a powerful and moving film. I learned a lot more about the students movements during the civil rights years. One that stood out to me the most was the freedom riders. I couldn't image the thoughts and emotions they were all going through. There was a scene with a white male from the secondgroup of the freedom riders named Jim Zwerg.
The photo is the scene when
he's in a hospital after he was injured from being the first person to walk off the bus. He said at one point, " we're dedicated to this, we'll take the hitting, we'll take the beating. we're willing to accept death." I thought this was an important part of the film because it showed how brave these freedom riders were. Also, the fact that Jim Zwerg was a white male and this shocked everyone and the focus was more on him when he was the first off that bus. I think this had an impact on others, like Fredrick Leonard in the film said "He had a lot of nerve. And i think that's what saved me." I really enjoyed this film, it was powerful and just shows how far we have come.


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  2. The freedom riders were examples of extraordinary brave people. If it were not for people like them, we could very well be still living in a segregated society today.

  3. The fact that he put himself in danger stood out to me the most. It really took a strong belief to willingly put yourself in harms way like that.