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I'm Lisa. I am a masters student in history who is a bit to obsessed with the Disney princesses. I am a staunch feminist and The Little Mermaid and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are my all time favorite films. I am interested in labor laws/politics, women's rights, US & British history, and Disney. This is also my personal blog.

Badass Woman of the Day: Diane Nash.
So I wasn’t sure which woman I should do first, so I decided to go with one of my favorite activist of the 20th century: Diane Nash. 
Quote by Nash about her experience in prison during the Civil Rights Movement:

I came away from this whole experience much strengthened. I grew spiritually through tapping into the power of an extraordinary force through redemption. In jail I learned that I could live with very little. The oppressive authorities imprisoned me and withheld basic necessities to frighten and control me, but it backfired. They are the ones who got scared. In the end, I was freer, more determined, and stronger than ever.

About Nash:

Diane Judith Nash was born on May 15, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the leader and strategist of the student wing of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. A historian described her as: “…bright, focused, utterly fearless, with an unerring instinct for the correct tactical move at each increment of the crisis; as a leader, her instincts had been flawless, and she was the kind of person who pushed those around her to be at their best—that, or be gone from the movement.”
Nash’s campaigns were among the most successful of the era. Her efforts included the first successful civil rights campaign to de-segregate lunch counters (Nashville); the Freedom riders, who de-segregated interstate travel; founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); and the Selma Voting Rights Movement campaign, which resulted in African Americans getting the vote and political power throughout the South.

More about her here and here.

Badass Woman of the Day: Diane Nash.

So I wasn’t sure which woman I should do first, so I decided to go with one of my favorite activist of the 20th century: Diane Nash. 

Quote by Nash about her experience in prison during the Civil Rights Movement:

I came away from this whole experience much strengthened. I grew spiritually through tapping into the power of an extraordinary force through redemption. In jail I learned that I could live with very little. The oppressive authorities imprisoned me and withheld basic necessities to frighten and control me, but it backfired. They are the ones who got scared. In the end, I was freer, more determined, and stronger than ever.

About Nash:

Diane Judith Nash was born on May 15, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the leader and strategist of the student wing of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. A historian described her as: “…bright, focused, utterly fearless, with an unerring instinct for the correct tactical move at each increment of the crisis; as a leader, her instincts had been flawless, and she was the kind of person who pushed those around her to be at their best—that, or be gone from the movement.”

Nash’s campaigns were among the most successful of the era. Her efforts included the first successful civil rights campaign to de-segregate lunch counters (Nashville); the Freedom riders, who de-segregated interstate travel; founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); and the Selma Voting Rights Movement campaign, which resulted in African Americans getting the vote and political power throughout the South.

More about her here and here.

date: June, the 28th in 2011.
total notes: 193 notes.
tags: Diane Nash. civil rights movement. history. women's history. badass women.

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