Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

Watching this video really showed a whole another culture that thankfully we did not have to grow up with thanks in part of the SNCC. For what the students did and the way that the did it is really admirable. However the thing that amazed me the most was just how bad the south was back then. From riots, to a bus being set on fire, and even a house being blown up with dynamite it is amazing that the SNCC just kept pushing forward. Even the police were against them arresting them and sometimes not protecting them from the mobs. Also the mayor's speech on the sit-ins was very ironic when he said, "Peace, unity, and order will be maintained in our city" when he could have put an end to segregation at any time.

1 comment:

  1. I really agree with you by saying that what the student did was admirable! I think that all that they had though is so sad, and I am very thankful that I didn't have to go through it. Their determination was crazy!