Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Diane Nash

            Diane Nash, a civil rights activist, was involved with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Her support for the civil rights movement emerged when she transferred to Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville provided first-hand experience with Jim Crow Laws and she decided to try nonviolent protest, which was learned through James Lawson. She participated in sit-ins and loved the idea that she was selflessly helping others. She was arrested twice and carried out each sentencing rather than pay bail, even when she was pregnant.
            Diana Nash and her work involved with Civil Rights is the definition of selfless. She risked her life and happiness to help others fighting for equal rights. As a pregnant mother, jail should have been the last place she should have gone but her dedication to civil rights was far too strong to back out of. If dedication existed to this degree among the majority of people around the world, fewer problems would exist. When goals are set and the work is put into it, an impact is made and leadership follows.


  1. Wow I cant believe she didn't post bail especially because she was pregnant. That just shows the dedication of one of many of the participants involved. Her dedication, multiplied by hundreds of people is incredible.

  2. I am also in shock about her being in jail while she was pregnant. The dedication that she showed is so inspiring. And how she was so selfless throughout all of this. Even the arrests and being attacked at the sit-ins.

  3. I cannot imagine going to jail unfairly, let alone while being pregnant. Diane Nash seems like the epitome of decicated. She seemed very dedicated to the civil rights issues.