Lecture: Diane Nash

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Although Diane Nash won't be in town until next Thursday, we thought we'd give you a heads-up. Nash, a pivotal figure in the student-led activism scene during the Civil Rights era, will kick off a month of Black History events at Ohio Wesleyan. Her discussion, "The Civil Rights Movement: A Fifty-Year Perspective," marks the 50th anniversary of the 1960 lunch-counter sit-ins staged in downtown Nashville. As a 21-year-old student at Fisk University, Nash organized the now-legendary efforts against the segregationist policies of the South. Her ideas and first-hand experience directly influenced the iconic 1963 March on Washington. Following her informal discussion, audience members are encouraged to participate in a lively Q&A session.

-Nikki Davis

Diane Nash

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4

Where: OWU Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, Delaware

Web: owu.edu