Monday, November 2, 2009

Ain't Scared

After watching the film Ain't Scared of your Jails it really gave you a feel for how evil and vicious people were back then and how wrong they treated color people over the littlest things. The thing that stood out to me the most was how the people involved in the sit-ins or the freedom rides had such a tolerance for harrassment, in any situation they never fought back it just amazed me how they always remained no violent. They were very smart about standing up for their race, like when they boycotted all of the down town area to show how much the whites would be efftected with out them.
Kennedy was also a big supporter of what MLK jr. and the freedoms riders were apart of. After MLK jr. was in jail Kennedy called Mrs. King to express sympathy based on what happened to her husband. He worked extremely hard for equal rights, when he found out that their were no people that wanted to drive the freedom riders on the bus he asked "where is Mr. Grey Hound? Cant he drive a bus?" It just demonstrates his commitment to make equal rights for every race possible.


  1. Reminding the rest of the country how much they contribute to the economy was a brilliant idea for the African Americans. Sometimes people are not very sympathetic for causes but when you speak to them with money or lack thereof, they suddenly are very interested.

  2. I agree with you. I wish people would show more sympathy towards those who were involved in the fight for freedom. These noble humans sacrificed their live for things people will never have to deal with.

  3. before watching this movie, I did not know that Kennedy helped get MLK out of jail.