Coming to Fort Hays State University
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7p.m.
Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center
Over fifty years ago, America was a battle ground over civil rights and racial equality. At the heart of this struggle was a group of students from Fisk University who were determined to use Gandhi’s nonviolent strategy to bring an end to racial segregation and discrimination in the United States.
Diane Nash’s involvement in this nonviolent movement began in 1959 after enrolling at Fisk University. Shocked by the extent of segregation she encountered in Tennessee, Ms. Nash became an active leader in the 1960 Nashville sit-ins, with the single goal of desegregating downtown lunch counters. A year later, Ms. Nash played an active role in the Freedom Rides, where she joined others to desegregate the interstate bus transportation system in the South.
Diane Nash’s story is one of courage and inspiration. Join us on March 27th at 7 p.m. in the Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the campus of Fort Hays State University as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Ms. Nash will share her powerful story of promoting racial and gender equality.