Little Rock And The Documentary Film The Burning Times

1556 Words Jan 16th, 2015 7 Pages
There are many things that can be said about Civil Rights in the 1950s – Little Rock and the documentary film The Burning Times, probably in ways that would be better than I can put. Reading and watching these experiences made me feel so much and take a look at the history that I really don’t know much about. There are a lot of questions that you ask yourself about why people acted like that to Elizabeth Eckford or Mr.William’s experiences, one of a young girl being integrated into a white school and dealing with these hateful people, and another of a grown man who grew up in a different time but was able to get himself out of poverty but still faced the same racism and the need to protect his young children from the horrors of segregation. Which is widely different from the small town of Omaha of a White Preacher’s fight to just get his and a Black Lutheran Church to just exchange members for a day to learn about each other, and the difficulties he comes up with from his own members against it. Even so it opened my eyes to views and situations I never really thought of past “it’s the right thing to do why did it take so long?” I feel The Burning Time really showcased the issues white people of that time had with integration, and made it more human in a way next to the screaming visions from Little Rock showed us, both are true and happened and I’m glad I could get a view of it to understand this complicated time in our Nation’s history. When it comes to The Burning Times…

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