Former civil rights activists raised in the South recount how their commitment to nonviolence was sorely tested by the extreme hostility and mob violence they encountered.
Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. trained future Freedom Riders in nonviolence during role-playing activities in Nashville, TN.
A student at Fisk University in Tennessee, Diane Nash became the leader of the Nashville Student Movement.
In the decades after WWII, civil rights leaders relied on legal and legislative challenges to dismantle segregation.