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'Pillar of civil rights movement' to speak at SUNY Buffalo State

Diane Nash, a coordinator of the Freedom Rides and key figure of the civil rights movement, is coming to SUNY Buffalo State.

The free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Rockwell Hall, and it will include a question-and-answer period following her talk.

Nash will discuss her involvement in the nonviolent struggle, which included desegregating lunch counters in Nashville and being a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

“Diane Nash is a pillar of the civil rights movement,” Buffalo State Provost Melanie L. Perreault said. “At a time in our society when many themes and issues from the civil rights era are coming up again, we are fortunate to be able to provide an opportunity to listen to Ms. Nash’s story first-hand.”

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