Civil Rights Icon Diane Nash to Present Lecture

  • Monday, Mar 11, 2013

Madison, Wis. (March 7, 2013) – Edgewood College is pleased to welcome Diane Nash as she presents the 8th Annual Hatheway History Lecture. Ms. Nash is a civil rights icon. She was a leader and champion of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Her lecture is at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Anderson Auditorium at Edgewood College.

Ms. Nash played a pivotal role in both the 1960 ‘Nashville Sit-In’ and in the Freedom Rides of 1961. She also served as one of the leaders of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the War Resisters’ League Peace Award; the Distinguished American Award presented by the John F. Kennedy Library; the LBJ Award for Leadership in Civil Rights from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum; and an honorary doctorate of human letters from Fisk University, her alma mater.

Her work has been cited in numerous books, documentaries, magazines, and newspaper articles, and she has appeared on such TV shows and films as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Spike Lee’s Four Little Girls, and PBS’s Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965.

The 8th Annual Hatheway History Lecture is presented with support from the Bob and Carroll Heideman Crossing Educational Boundaries fund.