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Freedom Riders on PBS

Did any of you watch the PBS 2 hour special onPBS tonight? Thoughts?
I remember reading about this years ago but I had forgotten how evil a few of the white men in Alabama were....Bull Connor,in particular. Pure evil.
How anyone could be that cruel to a whole bunch of people only because of their skin color is a mystery to me. AND cruel toward the white peope who were only trying to help the black victims.It was sickening, but a valuable program.I only hope Americans have learned to be better human beings since those days in the early 1960's.

 
minnesotanice

Asked by minnesotanice at 11:19 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • This is a perfect example of ignorant people'. What is different to people or unknown is a issue to these people. Fear of the unknown causes some ignorant people to react in a violent manner. A sense to protect them self's against the unknown.
    Glo402813

    Answer by Glo402813 at 5:12 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • It is good to see some serious issues such as this one , dealt with on TV .
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 11:41 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I don't have to watch it, I lived it. My husband and I marched with our black friends. Also met and shook hands with MLK in Chicago.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:59 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • There's a movie inspired by them: Freedom Writers

    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:34 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I don't understand how people can be so evil, either.
    tinamatt

    Answer by tinamatt at 7:17 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Aww man i missed it! i really wanted to watch it too....sigh...do u know if it comes on again?
    kyheavensmom

    Answer by kyheavensmom at 11:21 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • 3-5 am Thu. If you're on the west coast it starts at 9 pm
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:34 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • That is really cool,Natesmom! I wish I had been able to do that...I was a sophomore in college then and had no idea how bad it was.
    minnesotanice

    Comment by minnesotanice (original poster) at 12:28 AM on May. 17, 2011

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