Diane Judith Nash

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Birthday
15, 1938
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

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.