Monday, November 2, 2009

Aint scared of your jails

I found this documentary to be very interesting. I have researched about the events of Birmingham, Alabama before in high school and this documentary went even more in depth of what actually happened. The the thing that stood out to me the most was how strong the passion was of the young students during the sit-ins and resisting from violence when they were being beaten. That stood out to me the most because I know if i was in there shoes in that situation i dont think I would be able to handle being beaten and not fighting back. Another thing that stood out to me was the help that they recieved from Martin Luther King. MLK is one of my all-time heroes for what he has done for people in the world. With myself being an african american I wouldnt be where i am today without the actions of Martin Luther King. A quote that stood out to me in the film was that of one of the students named Fredrick Leonard. Somebody told him maybe we should go off the back of the bus and he said "No we are going off the front adn take whats coming to us." I just thought that that statement right there just showed the courage and strenght that these young men and women had during those tough times.

1 comment:

  1. The fact that they are beat in the first place is sad. And the quote you used does show a good point that they knew what they had coming to them, but because they deserved the same rights as everyone else, they were willing to accept the consequences.