Nash’s nonviolent involvement in the movement began in 1959 while she was a student at Fisk University. In 1961, she coordinated the Freedom Ride from Birmingham, Alabama, to Jackson, Mississippi. Her many arrests for civil rights activities culminated in Nash’s 30-day imprisonment in 1961, while she was pregnant with her first child. Nash is the recipient of many awards for her activism, and her work has been cited in numerous books, documentaries and magazines.
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