Friday, February 10, 2012
Ain't Scared of Your Jails
What struck me most about the history of the Civil Rights Movement is the udder violence and discrimination that white Americans had towards African Americans. Primarily, this was more prevalent in the southern United States. Many of the protestors experienced hardships, both physical and mental. Even white American protestors sometimes received the worst of the beatings, which surprised me the most. Jim Zwerg, a white American protestor who merely escaped death after receiving a heavy beating during one of their Freedom Rides, said, "We are willing to accept death." The protestors during the Civil Rights Movement were fearless and just wanted one ending solution, equal rights amongst all United States citizens, no matter what the color of their skin was.