There is so much to be taught and so much that can be learned from the Civil Rights Movement. I think that what made this movement work was that it was nonviolent on the blacks part. Had they lashed back they would have been giving the whites a reason to do what they were doing to them, but since they didn't, it showed how normal they were which they wanted the whites to get and that they were equal to the whites. I think it is amazing that they did not give up on what they were fighting for. I think that this was the key to the movement. My favorite part about this film was the interviews with both the blacks and whites. It was interesting to hear their thoughts, and it was interesting how the blacks were often laughing about the whites reactions to what they were doing. I think this shows how right the blacks were, that they thought what the whites were doing was comical in a way. I liked the interviews because it really helped me to understand what exactly was going on at the time and I liked this film because it showed how serious it was.
Reverend C.T. Vivian:
C.T. Vivian is a minister and was a close friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. Today, he resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Vivian participated in the Freedom Rides replacing injured members of the Congress of Racial Equality. He played a large role in pulling these off. Vivian also helped organize the first sit-ins in Nashville in 1960 and the first civil rights march in 1961. In August of 2013, President Barack Obama named Vivian as a recipient of the Presidential Metal of Freedom.