Williamson-Tri Minh Phan
English 1110.03 Mike Lohre
The Film Eyes on The Prize showed the perspective of the civil rights activist during the sit ins in Nashville Tennessee during the 1960. I viewed the film with respect towards the student activist who risked their safety for peaceful protest. the activist today can learn from these students who protested without using violence themselves. The protests held in the last couple years across the world end in violence. Peaceful protests can be effective as shown in the documentary. In the film the man with the eyepatch says that "We did what the supreme court and constitution said we had the right to do". although the local governing entities retaliated by their peaceful protests the federal powers confirmed they had the right to gather and protest peacefully. what really stands out to me in this film is the sheer willpower the students had not to defend themselves when police and white civilians begin to beat on them.