Friday, February 10, 2012
The episode "Aint Scared of Your Jails", from the film Eyes on the Prize, has a lot of informative history details. It has visualization of how African Americans in Nashville, Tennessee were very peaceful in their protests for equal rights. They used sit-ins and boycotts. What struck me most was how peaceful they were able to be. Protesters were so brave, determined not to be violent even though they knew they would be beaten or even killed in doing so. It was also interesting how respectful they were. One of the white protesters in the documentary explained how at one of the sit-ins the white waitresses kept dropping dishes but they tried not to laugh, "We thought laughing would be insulting,..we didn't want that."