Thursday, March 24, 2016

Journal 6 from Rebecca

1.) One of the biggest takeaways from the interview was that sometimes you can relate to people but yet their stories are so unique. I also learned that no matter how much you think you have enough questions isn't always true. While I was going through the interview I had to cross out questions because they didn't fit or I had to make more while I was hearing their story. I also learned that you might think you know a person well but everyone has things that you didn't know about them. When I did my interview I didn't know that she went to Juvenile Detention Center. This shocked me because I met her through church and she didn't seem like a person that would cause trouble.

2.) The two profiles that meant the most to me were Tommie Bass, and Harold C. Cotton. The reason I choose Tommie Bass was because he wanted to help people by using herbs however he wasn't doing it for the money. Most people now go into jobs that they can get paid well instead of going into it because its their passion. In healthcare jobs you can tell the difference between people that really want to help others rather than people who are there to just get paid. I also choose Harold C. Cotton because he stood up for what he believed in and wasn't afraid if they shut down his store. To me this proves how strong he was because he didn't want to have a segregated store even though he has been at Bob's Hatters for so long.

3.) I would like to learn how people during the time of segregation stood up for what they believed in.?
  - In the story of Harold C. Cotton he decided to make his store integrated. He was lucky enough that they didn't shut down the store or have a problem. However not everyone was as lucky as him so I think it would be nice to see how others overcame their struggles during that time.

 I also would like to know how some people spent their hole life in one place and didn't leave when things got hard?
  - In some of the stories there were people who stayed where they were comfortable and loved what they were doing. However despite some dreams were not what they expected like the opening a dinosaur park.


  1. I agree that you don't always know a person. Sometimes a person can live a whole different life when you are not around them. I think that if you were to do research on the ways that people stood up for their beliefs during the civil rights you would see that many people did different things.

  2. Your right, when I was doing my interview I could have asked a hundred more questions. It just seemed like I couldnt get enough information.
    Harold C. Cotton was one of the first brave souls. He was not afraid to stand for what he believed in. I agree with you, he was a great man.

  3. I agree with the whole questions thing. Going into my interview, I thought I had the best questions possible to ask. In reality, I did not use all of them and instead used new ones that came up during conversation. Many more follow up questions came to mind while we talked that I did not expect. This was not a bad thing though. I think many of the new questions that I asked were very helpful in creating a theme for the profile and really bringing it to life for the readers.

  4. I really like that you chose Harold C. Cotton as one of your profiles, I feel like its important to remember him because people like him were the type that helped the civil rights movement, without people like him it would have been close to impossible, it really goes to show the difference even the smallest contributor makes in things like the civil rights movement. He definitely inspired me to carry the bravery he had to stand up against what society had put in place for us.

  5. I completely agree with you on the questions. As I went through my interview I changed a lot of my questions because some fit and others didn't even if we think we are well prepared things can still surprise us so in a way it pays to be flexible.

    Also, I went into my interview thinking one thing and learned things I had no clue about, as you said. That is what makes the process so rewarding in the end. We all think we know everything and we're so quick to judge things but there is always more to it that we can't see.


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