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Unformatted text preview: POS 22:07:05 Jose Alvarez I thought I knew a lot about the civil rights movement from my high school education. This was the first time I had seen the movie “Eyes on the Prize” and it was very interesting because it gave me a full account in one documentary of many events and perceptions of the civil rights period, and I realize that there were many things about the movement that I did not know before I saw the movie. Though I recognized a number of the events in the movie, there were also a number of new activities depicted that I was not aware of. For instance, I did not know about the bridge incident that occurred during the memorial walk to Montgomery, Alabama. Also, although I knew that some activists groups conducted training to stage protests, like I learned last year that Rosa Parks was trained on how to stage the bus protest over her seating, I was not aware before of the extent of training programs to teach people demonstrating for the civil rights movement how to resist...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POS 2041h taught by Professor Knuckey during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08
- Civil Rights