S: Diane Bevel Nash
FC: Diane Nash | May 15, 1938- Present Civil Rights Activist
1: Diane Nash was born in Chicago, Illinois and was brought up as a Roman Catholic.
3: Diane attended Howard University in Washington D.C. and transferred to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1959. She majored in English.
4: Diane first encountered racial segregation in Tennessee and a year later protested along with other students.
6: Nash attended non-violence workshops led by James Lawson. She was also a key participant in local sit-ins.
7: Nash confronted Mayor, Ben West during a protest and made him admit that lunch counters should be desegregated. She was also one of the founders of SNCC | Student non-Violent Coordinating Committee
8: She married James Bevel and adopted his last name as her middle name. They both moved to Jackson, Mississippi | Diane was the coordinator of the SNCC freedom rides.
9: In 1962, she and Bevel moved to Georgia and they both became involved in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
10: Diane Nash remained politically active in the 80's and 90's.. Today she is divorced and lives and teaches in Chicago, Illinois.