Saturday, February 1, 2014

Civil Rights icon to speak at Germanna Feb. 17

Civil Rights movement icon Diane Nash, who will speak at Germanna Community College on Feb. 17 as part of GCC's observation of Black History Month, became involved in 1959, when she was a student at Fisk University.    As a student leader in the movement, Nash is credited with:

The first successful civil rights campaign to integrate lunch counters (Nashville)

Working with James Farmer to organize the Freedom Rides.

  Being one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
She was featured on PBS' Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965.

 The Germanna Community College Education Foundation is bringing Nash from Chicago to GCC's Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania, which is located in Massaponax, not far from the home in which Dr. Farmer spent the final 13 years of his life, while teaching history at what was then Mary Washington College.

The talk will be held in Workforce and Technology Building room 105 A-B at Germanna's Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 17. Admission is free and open to the public.

Diane Nash's bio:






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