Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A'int Scared of Your Jails

The purpose of this movement was to stop the segregation that was in Nashville. The college students felt like this was an infringement on their rights as human beings, they wanted to be treated like the people that they were. At first this movement was mainly ran by African American students but later on many African American community members joined in on the movement. Later on even members of the Caucasian community joined in on the movement. Many people felt like this was a problem that needed to be dealt with. The way that this joining of people is shown in the film is when the one professor said " I am not saying that all black students should be part of the civil disobedience I am saying that students should be part of the civil disobedience,"


  1. The quote you used encompasses the film perfectly. It wasn't just black southern students that were fighting against segregation, it was white Americans also.

  2. I agree with the statement that all students should be part of civil disobedience. This shows that people wanted to stop segregation not solely because of race, but because of the immorality of the situation. They believed that one group of people should never treat another so harshly, regardless of race,gender,and so on.