Civil Rights Icon Heads to Germanna this Month
by Deirdre Blake
posted Feb 3 2014 7:49AM
An icon of the civil rights movement will be speaking at Germanna's Fredericksburg campus this month.
In honor of Black History Month, Diane Nash, who helped organized the 1960s' epic Freedom Rides, will speak at 12:30 p.m. on the 17th. More than 436 people took part in Freedom Rides during the spring and summer of 1961. The ride's first stop, as its bus headed south, was Fredericksburg, but white leaders ensured there was no confrontation.