Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement

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Diane Nash

While a student at Fisk University, Diane Nash became the chairperson of the lunch counter sit-in movement. She also was a co-founder of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and organized the Freedom Ride from Alabama to Mississippi. 

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