Overall, I think we can all learn from this Civil Rights movement. Martin luther King led by example to promote a non-violence protest. If the African Americans were not to protest in a way of violence then nothing would have been solved. Not using violence or resistance to the police force helped the Black community to appear as good moral individuals that were not trying to create an up-war of chaos and the media had a more difficult time making it seam like the african americans were in wrong doing. Even though the African Americans used non-violnce as a way of protest, the whites still used violence to enforce the "law". When coverage is put on the media of whites brutally hurting African Americans, it made whites think more about segregation and if it's ethical. By practicing in non-violence protest, it helped the African community gain their rights.
The African American community saw going to jail as a good thing because if they didn't then "they would be a disgrace to their family". Going to jail showed your dedication to the civil rights movement and your loyalty to African American community. The African Americans ability to stay strong together and keep a positive attitude towards the protest, helped them gain their rights.
Jim Zwerg was white american civil rights activist who took part in the protest in Nashville and the freedom riders. The freedom riders were people who rode buses in the south to test the civil rights laws. During one of his freedom rides he got brutally beat.