Sunday, January 20, 2013
Dr. King Response
The African-Americans up until this point of history had been treated like second class citizens. This movements was one of the greatest moments in the history of the United States, not just for what they were fighting, but because of how they fought. Throughout history people had violently fought to get what they believed to right; but when the African-Americans decided to fight. They decided to use non-violent actions, like sit-ins, bus rides, and marches. Through these actions, the people that were fighting were beaten very badly sometimes but still continued there non-violent ways. As they did these things, it showed the people on the other side that they were never going to stop the effort until they were given the same rights as everybody else. I thought one of the things the Mayor of Nashville said, "it all comes down to morals." I think this is when everybody throughout the South started to look at themselves in the mirror and think about what they really believe in. One thing to take away from this film was that you can provide change for the better without being violent and still make change happen.