Civil rights advocate will share story this month at FHSU

Civil rights activist Diane Nash and American ’S’hero Diane Nash is scheduled to appear at Fort Hays State University at 7 p.m. March 27 at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.

Diane Nash

Diane Nash

According to FHSU’s Center for Civic Leadership, Nash has been involved in the nonviolent movement since 1959 after experiencing segregation in Tennessee.

In 1960, Nash was a leader of Nashville sit-ins and later played an active role with the Freedom Riders.

Nash’s appearance is part of the university’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

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