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A Conversation with Civil Rights Icon Diane Nash

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM CT

Where: Lutkin Memorial Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 Evanston map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: No Cost to Attend

Contact: Louie Lainez   (847) 467-5197

Group: Diversity and Inclusion

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Esteemed civil rights activist and Chicago native Diane Nash will participate in a conversation facilitated by Dr. Martha Biondi, Lorraine H. Morton Professor of African American Studies. Attendance to the event is free and open to the public.

Nash is well known as an esteemed leader and strategist of the 1960s civil rights movement. Nash was particularly involved with integrating lunch counters through sit-ins, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Selma Right-to-vote movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 1961, Nash coordinated the Freedom Ride from Birmingham, Ala. to Jackson, Miss. Nash also played a key role in bringing Martin Luther King Jr. to Montgomery, Ala. in support of the Freedom Riders.  Appointed by President John F. Kennedy, she served on the national committee that promoted passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The conversation is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 25 from 5:15pm – 6:00 pm in Lutkin Hall Auditorium, 700 University Place, Evanston Campus.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Office of Instiuttional Diversity and Inclusion, School of Education and Social Policy, and the Department of African American Studies

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