The non-violent action that took place was eye opening itself. Students a part of the sit-ins/Freedom Riders were beat and what they did in reaction to that was incredible, which is nothing. They remained nonviolent. In that kind of situation I do not know how they contained themselves and stayed patient and reluctant to fight back. They all stayed strong which not many people could do in that situation. A quote from the film that goes well with this is, "We will not panic. We will remain calm. We must not fear. We must not be afraid"-MLK.
Besides the direct-action and non-violent action that took place, there was more eye opening key parts. One that really stuck out to me was when the white woman was being interviewed on if segregation was right her wrong. Her response was the the nonviolent/passive African-Americans were actually the violent ones. She also stated that they were invading her civil rights by wanting people to serve them when they do not want to serve them. This woman was a prime example of how ignorant people were during this time. From this we learn from our history and to prevent something this horrible to happen again in the future.
Diane Nash is a well-known movement leader. She grew up in Chicago and decided to attend Frisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Upon her arrival there she was astonished by the segregation that was taking place and she decided to take action. Diane was one of the founding leaders of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) which was a group of people that decided to take direct action but be nonviolent during their actions. She and three other students organized the student sit-in where they went to a restaurant, sat, ate, and did not let anyone tell them where they had to sit. This led to action from higher forces to become violent and arrest them. Although violence was upon them, Diane and the other students remained nonviolent. After hearing about the bus burning in Alabama due to attacks against the Freedom Riders, Diane decided to take action again. She was elected as the coordinator of the Nashville Student Movement Ride, meaning she monitored the bus ride in Nashville, TN, recruiting new riders, and getting media involved to see what was really happening. She also got MLK to come to Alabama in support of the Freedom Riders. Diane Nash played a huge part in the
de-segregation in the south. Today she is married to one of the Freedom Riders and lives in her home state, Illinois.