Women of The March on Washington

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  • Dorothy Height
  • Daisy Bates
  • Diane Nash
  • Bernice King
  • Rosa Parks
  • Pauli Murray
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • Marian Anderson
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Sybrina Fulton
  • Women Played a Crucial Role in the March on Washington
  • Myrlie Evers-Willams
  • Anna Arnold Hedgeman

Diane Nash

In the 1960s Diane Nash was the student organizer responsible for the Freedom Riders in the South and played a key role in bringing Martin Luther King Jr. to support the riders in Montgomery, Alabama. She organized buses of Freedom Riders to attend the March on Washington. Then in 1964 she was appointed by President Kennedy to the national committee promoting passage of the Civil Rights Act.  (Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

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