Friday, February 10, 2012
Ain't scared of your jails Akashi Patel
The students and the community members started this protest to gain their civil right and to not be discriminated against because of their color. They would sit at the spots of whites in restaurants. The students were trained to not fight back when they were being abused. If anyone was to hit them, push them, or verbally abuse them then they would stay quiet and take it. The police and the whites started to abuse them and students were getting thrown in jail. I thought it was truly amazing for all those students to risk their lives and be willing to go to jail and take a beating for all this. It was brilliant that SNCC had more students come in as the cops took away a bunch from the restaurant. Freedom Rides were to gain respect from politicians and lawmakers and to some degree they achieved that goal.