Click here to listen to freedom songs that were recorded during the civil rights movement. Click on the link and scroll down to “Track Listing.” Then click on the arrow icons on the left.
In chapter 20, the reverend describes a protest that happened in Jackson, Mississippi. He says that even though it was against the law, “Negro college students stood up by trying to eat at a white lunch counter while white customers threw ketchup on them and beat them bloody.”
In fact, for three hours, black and white college students and their Native American professor staged a sit-in. They were attacked by a mob of two hundred white people, including many high school students. Click here to see a picture of the incident.
Why do you think the white college students and their Native American professor participated? Have you ever put your own well-being on the line to stand up for someone else? When?