As a way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Southern desegregation, USC will host a conversation with civil rights pioneer Diane Nash.
Diane Nash was raised in a middle-class family in Chicago, attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., and later transferred to Fisk University in Nashville.
Upon seeing the level of segregation in Nashville, Nash helped start the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960. In just a few years, Nash had tremendous impact on the Civil Rights Movement:
She later returned to Chicago, and spent the following years working in education, real estate and fair housing advocacy. Since then, she has been the subject of books and documentaries.
Tuesday night, she will take the stage at the USC Law School auditorium with president Harris Pastides for a conversation about leadership. The leadership dialogue is part of the Carolina Leadership Initiative, an organization that promotes leadership development on campus and helps create new leadership projects.
The 7 p.m. conversation is free and open to the public.