Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The film Eyes on the Prize was extremely moving. Many of the ideas presented to us in this film have been pounded into our heads since a young age. I believe that these ideas took life when they are displayed through film. Many of the people and events gained a face and a voice in my mind. Many things can be learned from this movement. I think communication is a huge lesson to be learned, it seemed all though there were many people willing to discuss the situation and work toward a eventual goal, many people that had little to no stake in the matter stood in their way. I was most surprised by the comments of mayor Ben West when he stated, "They asked me some pretty soul searching questions, and one that was addressed to me as a man, and I tried as best I could to answer it, frankly and honestly, that I could not agree it was morally right for someone to sell them merchandise and refuse them service". This quote stuck out to me because this was the first time I witnessed an opposing party take a step. He was asked "as a man" how he felt. To me this means more since he repeated this himself.