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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.


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."

8 historic women who pioneered the Civil Rights Movement

Diane Nash was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960. Nash was also one of the organizers who brought MLK, Jr. to Montogomery, Alabama to support the Riders.

Photos of Female Civil Rights Leaders

Diane Nash (far right) was the key strategist behind the first successful campaign to desegregate lunch counters in Nashville, leader of the Nashville Student Freedom Ride campaign to desegregate interstate travel, and a founder of both the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Selma Voting Rights Campaign.