Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

The people involved in the Freedom Rides had to risk many things. They had to realize that they might get beat up and they can’t fight back since they were part of a nonviolent protest. As the Freedom ride went on, “some freedom riders got hurt, but still wanted to move on” (Ain’t Scared of Your Jails). They also had to realize that as they tried to get their freedoms rights, they might get sent to jail. The protesters had to be able to stick up for what they thought was right but couldn’t fight back if they were getting beat up. They had to risk their lives because they never knew what was going to happen as they tried to get their own rights. In the movie “Ain’t Scared of Your Jails,” you would see the blacks getting hit and them not hitting back because they were part of the nonviolent protest. It was hard to watch because the people that were hitting the blacks and they were just trying to get the rights they’ve always had. They didn’t know how the blacks felt: isolated, unwanted, lonely, didn’t belong, depressed, and many other things. I feel so bad that so many people didn’t want to help the Freedom riders. They just wanted the same thing many people already had, they wanted to be a normal citizen. They didn't want to be pointed out just because of their color because they were really all the same.


  1. The people involved with the Freedom Rides were very brave for fighting for their rights peacefully and finishing the Freedom Rides.

  2. I still find it amazing that they did, in fact, risk so much for the movement. I can't imagine getting beaten and not retaliating!