UNapproachable Black Chicks

Diane Nash was one of the rare female leaders in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s but the least known winner of this year’s Freedom Awards from the National Civil Rights Museum. Nash, 70, of Chicago was living in Nashville in 1960 as a student at Fisk University. As a child, she had dreamed of being a nun. As an adult, her dreams turned to nonviolent civil disobedience. Offended by prejudice in the South, Nash attended disobedience workshops and becam

Diane Nash was one of the rare female leaders in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s but the least known winner of this year’s Freedom Awards from the National Civil Rights Museum. Nash, 70, of Chicago was living in Nashville in 1960 as a student at Fisk University. As a child, she had dreamed of being a nun. As an adult, her dreams turned to nonviolent civil disobedience. Offended by prejudice in the South, Nash attended disobedience workshops and becam

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    Honoring Diane Nash’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement
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    YESS! I was sooooo fortunate to have met and marched (at the annual memorial for the Freedom Summer murders) with her...
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