Sunday, January 9, 2011
Today we got up at 6:20am and departed for Ebenezer Baptist Church at 7:45am. Three Chinese teachers were late this morning. (L) We spent almost two hours in the church to experience the sacred of the religion and how friendly these people were. I met some new friends there. That was awesome. In addition, I found a problem why Chinese are difficult to concerted. I think one of the important reason is Chinese are atheists. And the church is a good place to help people to arouse sympathy that people can hold together to struggle with the tragedies or disasters. Then some of our guys went to the Martian Luther king history site and we went to the Freedom Hall and King centre. We can see; this tension in this city is not only between white people and Negro people, but between justice and injustice, between the forces of the light and forces of darkness. Martian Luther King said: It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence. Diane Nash said: We started feeling the power of idea whose time had come. For these sentences, we can see the blacks were ready to do something to protect their civil rights. Also, they cannot stand the segregated their daily life from the normal life, especially the bus. As a result, they organized the bus boycott. The leader is a prominent woman whose name is Rosa Parks; at the same time, I found some information about what I am going to write in my final paper, Claudette Colvin. Today I also saw the real life of blacks of 1950s. However, when I saw the black’s classroom of 1953s, I feel really shook. That was not too bad. If you compare with the Chinese classroom nowadays, they are pretty similar. Probably just a little bit better. Some of the villages of China don’t have any school; the children who need to attend to school are walking several miles for their study or stay at home for farm work. Spreading the education among all the Chinese is still a big problem in China right now. The most excited thing of today is I record a video in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. There are the interesting things of today.