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.
James M. Lawson, Jr. (born September 22, 1928) was a leading theoretician of the Civil Rights Movement. He spent a year in prison as a conscientious objector during the Korean War and 3 years as a missionary to India where he learned principals of nonviolence. He was southern director of CORE and taught nonviolent resistance to SNCC members. He was also pastor of Centenary Methodist Church in Memphis and chaired the 1968 strike committee for sanitation workers.
Police use dogs to quell civil unrest in Birmingham, Ala., in May 1963. Birmingham's police commissioner "Bull" Connor also allowed fire hoses to be turned on young civil rights demonstrators. These measures set off a backlash of sentiment that rejuvenated the flagging civil rights movement.
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