Diane Judith Nash Civil Rights Leader

Birthday May 15, 1938
Birthplace Chicago, IL
Age 79 years old
Birth Sign Taurus

About

Civil rights activist and co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who led the first successful campaign to de-segregate lunch counters in Nashville in 1960.

Before Fame

She was the runner-up for Miss Illinois.

Trivia

She played a crucial role in the Freedom Rides to desegregate travel and the Selma Campaign, which led to voting rights for African-Americans.

Family Life

She married and later divorced James Bevel, with two children named Sherri and Douglass.

Associated With

She was appointed to a national committee by John F. Kennedy to help make way for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.



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