Civil rights activist to speak
on Martin Luther Kings legacy Jan. 27
Diane Nash, a prominent civil rights activist who helped start
the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960, will talk
about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 27.
conjunction with the national holiday honoring King the week before,
Nashs lecture, Charismatic Leadership Has Not Freed
African-Americans and It Never Will, will be held at 7 p.m.
in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom.
became involved in the nonviolent movement in 1959 while a student
at Fisk University and coordinated the Freedom Ride from Birmingham,
Ala., to Jackson, Miss., in 1961. President John F. Kennedy appointed
her to a national committee that promoted passage of the Civil
Rights Act in 1964. In 1965, King presented her with the Southern
Christian Leadership Conferences highest award.