Freedom Riders arriving at Birmingham, AL bus station in 1961. Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth escorts Catherine Burks-Brooks, John Lewis, and other Freedom Riders.
Vivian and Nash march in Nashville
C.T. Vivian and Diane Nash lead a demonstration march to City Hall in Nashville, TN.
C.T. Vivian with National Guardsmen on bus from Birmingham, AL to Jackson, MS.
On the impact of employing nonviolence
On why Civil Rights activism increased in the 1960s.
On the Kennedys' response to the Freedom Rides
On Robert Kennedy's request for a cooling off period
Diane Nash in Chicago
Diane Nash in Chicago, IL.
Diane Nash in Nashville
Diane Nash singing with demonstrators in front of a Nashville police station.
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.
Group singing provided solace for Freedom Riders facing the constant threat of violence. It was also an effective political tool. "Without singing, we would have lost our sense of solidarity," John Lewis says.