Diane Nash-  leader of the second wave of the Freedom Riders in the civil rights movement in the South.  People were getting their heads beaten in with pipes and baseball bats, and they just kept coming.  "Like a tree standing by the water, we shall not be moved."  http://video.pbs.org/video/1925571160

Honors Freedom Riders

Diane Nash- leader of the second wave of the Freedom Riders in the civil rights movement in the South. People were getting their heads beaten in with pipes and baseball bats, and they just kept coming. "Like a tree standing by the water, we shall not be moved." http://video.pbs.org/video/1925571160

Diane Nash - A leader & strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) & the Selma Voting Rights Committee campaign, which helped blacks in the South to vote & have political power. A bright, focused, utterly fearless woman, with an unerring instinct for the correct tactical move at each increment of the crisis; a leader, with flawless instincts.

7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women in Black History

Diane Nash - A leader & strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) & the Selma Voting Rights Committee campaign, which helped blacks in the South to vote & have political power. A bright, focused, utterly fearless woman, with an unerring instinct for the correct tactical move at each increment of the crisis; a leader, with flawless instincts.

Just stumbled upon these wonderful videos of Diane Nash speaking about her experiences! they are worth a watch.

Diane Nash

Just stumbled upon these wonderful videos of Diane Nash speaking about her experiences! they are worth a watch.

Diane Nash singing with demonstrators in front of a Nashville police station.br/Credit: The Nashville Tennessean

Diane Nash singing with demonstrators in front of a Nashville police station.br/Credit: The Nashville Tennessean

[from the collection of Diane Nash]

[from the collection of Diane Nash]

C.T. Vivian and Diane Nash lead a demonstration march to City Hall in Nashville, TN. Credit: The Nashville Tennessean

C.T. Vivian and Diane Nash lead a demonstration march to City Hall in Nashville, TN. Credit: The Nashville Tennessean

Diane Nash describes her involvement with integration at Fisk University in Nashville, TN in 1959 and with her leadership in the Freedom Rides, a campaign to desegregate travel. Her role in history often goes unnoticed (see MadameNoire pin), as does the source of her motivation. Nash discusses the influence of reading "The Feminist Mystique" and of thinking of oneself, as a woman, as a "substantial human being" who can indeed make an impact, overcoming fear and the violence of segregation.

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Diane Nash describes her involvement with integration at Fisk University in Nashville, TN in 1959 and with her leadership in the Freedom Rides, a campaign to desegregate travel. Her role in history often goes unnoticed (see MadameNoire pin), as does the source of her motivation. Nash discusses the influence of reading "The Feminist Mystique" and of thinking of oneself, as a woman, as a "substantial human being" who can indeed make an impact, overcoming fear and the violence of segregation.

Musician and actor Harry Belafonte, Freedom Rider Diane Nash and Freedom Rider Charles Jones discussing the Freedom Riders movement, July 14, 1961.

Musician and actor Harry Belafonte, Freedom Rider Diane Nash and Freedom Rider Charles Jones discussing the Freedom Riders movement, July 14, 1961.

Diane Nash in Chicago, IL. Credit: Johnson Publishing Company

Diane Nash in Chicago, IL. Credit: Johnson Publishing Company

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