National Guards Escort Freedom Riders to Mississippi
Freedom Riders Rip Patton (left), Bernard Lafayette (right), and James Lawson (behind Lafayette) seated on a bus with armed National Guards en route to Jackson, MS.
On nonviolence training in Washington DC and Nashville
On the logic of nonviolent intervention
On President Kennedy's Cold War priorities
In the early 1960s, activists impatient for change turned to a new strategy: non-violent direct action.
Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
On nonviolence as a strategy
On the impact of employing nonviolence
Rabbi Israel “Si” Dresner
On value of nonviolence
Victory for Nonviolence, part 1
Freedom Riders participated in CORE training sessions before getting on the bus.
Victory for Nonviolence, part 2
Rabbi Dresser and Delore Boyd comment on the power of nonviolent methods.
Nashville Student Movement Protesters
C.T. Vivian and Diane Nash lead a demonstration march to City Hall in Nashville, TN.
Nashville Student Movement
Diane Nash (center) singing with demonstrators in front of a Nashville police station.
Diane Nash with Mayor West
Nashville, Tennessee Mayor West with Diane Nash and Vivian on the courthouse steps.
The Student Leader
A student at Fisk University in Nashville, Diane Nash became the leader of the Nashville Student Movement. Fellow activists John Lewis, Ernest "Rip" Patton, Jr., Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr., and Julian Bond describe her commitment to nonviolence.