Diane Nash

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Diane Nash

Civil Rights Activities- 19560 became a founding member of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) -1960, participated in non-violent sit-ins at Nashville downtown lunch counters leading up to the desegregation of lunch counters in May 10, 1960-Arrested in Febuary of 1961 for sitting at lunch counters, known as the "Rock Hill Nine" -Helped find the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on April of 1960 in Raleigh, North Carolina -Coordinated & participated in the 1961 Freedom Riders in hope to break Jim Crow Laws & to desegregate the south- Became a full time instructor, strategist, and organizer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)- Married James Bevel in 1961 & moved to Mississippi & organized voter registrations & helped desegregate schools-For her civil rights work, her husband and her were arrested about a dozen times-Husband and Nash won Rosa Parks Award - Helped in the Selma Right to vote movement that lead to the Voting Rights Act in 1965-In 1966 she participated in Vietnam Peace Movement-In the 1970's she fought for women rights & continues do speak out till this day

Linkshttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/people/diane-nash http://www.blackpast.org/aah/nash-diane-judith-1938http://www.makers.com/diane-nashhttp://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_nash_diane_1938/http://www.apbspeakers.com/speaker/diane-nash

Diane Judith Nash

Freedom, by definiton, is people realizing that they are their own leaders

Biographical Information Birthday: May 15, 1938, Chicago, Illinois (76 years old)Spouse: James Bevel m. 1961 (1935 - 2008)Children: Douglass Bevel & Sherri BevelEducation: Hyde Park High School, Fisk University, & Howard University

Nash helped bring equality to all people of all races in the South with the Freedom Rides and the Dinner Sit-Ins. She has helped people to see that all races are equal.

Lasting Impacts

Life Timeline-Born May 15, 1938 in Chicago -M,. James Bevel in 1961-Went to Howard University 1956 -Moved to Jackson, Mississippi-Transfered to Fisk University 1957 -Worked on school and voter -Elected chair of Student Central rights with the SCLCCommittee -Awarded Rosa Parks award in 1965-Febuary 13, 1960, started to -Helped participate in Selma participate in Dinner Sit-ins Right-to-vote movement-May 10, 1960, helped officiall -66, joined Vietnam peace desegregate lunch counters movement -Organized & participated in 1961 -1980's fought for women rightsFreedom Rides -Now in chicago speaking about social change

Nash and some other Civil Rights Activistis sitting at a white only dinner counter.

Nash sitting at the bus station during the freedom rides.


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