Both endings of Four Little Girls and Boycott were influential and strong in their own respects. The ending of Four Little Girls was captivating in the sense that it reflected the youth of the girls. Many times, in media, the youth of Black people, black boys especially, are left out causing a sense of insensitivity towards a situation. Because of the importance to remove the desensitized nature of society, the final moments of Four Little Girls were compelling; however, my point could have easily been missed by other people in the audience. Therefore, it was not more compelling than the final moments in Boycott.
In the last few minutes of the film Boycott, a song titled “Ella’s Song” played over the film as the boycott ended. As Black people were getting on the bus again in celebration, and Martin deciding to walk instead of riding the bus, the song goes, “freedom will not rest until it comes”. This goes deeper than showing the end of the movement; it portrays that there is unfinished work, hard work. Martin walking as the song plays signify that his work is not down; it does not stop just because the boycott did. As Martin continued to walk, a more upbeat song was played. This symbolizes that better days are coming. Throughout all the sweat and tears, it would eventually be worth it. It symbolizes hope. All in all, the song selection of the final scene in Boycott made it cohesive and compelling, more so than the ending of Four Little Girls.
(In the film, this song was sung by Aaron Nevil, but it was not available for full online. Though, these are the same lyrics.)