Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Ain't Scared of Your Jails
The Freedom Riders were young men and women of both colors who wanted to disrupt the standards of segregation in the Southern communities. They used the key tactic of non-violence and cooperation when opposed by civilians and police. These young people took a class about how to ignore insulting comments and offensive behavior around them when they begin their protests. The local government and the federal government were in conflict about how to handle these protests. When representatives were discussing the issues with the Freedom riders and the boycotts, a rep. from New York stated "I'm advocating the American Citizen interested in democracy." This part stood out to me because he directly answered how he felt about the situations. It wasn't about race, but humans.