dzurisova wrote:I know I just keep posting, but this is so interesting to me. My favorite subject to study in history was the American Civil Rights Movement. This is pretty much the same thing - people fighting for their individual freedom. And peaceful fights are more interesting than any of them.
Fighting against communist regime needn't be the same thing as fighting for freedom.
...neither as fighting against the communist ideology. There was a lot of communists fighting the regime in Czechoslovakia and they influenced the revolution a lot .
Too bad they can't make the connection of the oppressed black Americans and oppressed individuals living in communism.
While the people could see the parallel, it would be very two-edged as the regime commonly identified itself with the oppresed blacks in America. Songs of the blacks of America were accepted and supported by the regime!
Anyway, I'd love to get my hands on some videos of the Velvet Revolution.
Just search Youtube for Velvet revolution, 1989 revolution, sametová revoluce etc.
Were there many people in Czechoslovakia then with home video cameras?
Not many, but there were some.
Is there much home video footage of the movement out there? What about TV footage once the TV employees took a stand and started filming - are those available these days?
There is extensive footage by both local and foreign TVs. Foreign journalists were in Prague soonly. There is also the police footage.