Posts Tagged ‘Diane Nash’

Throwback Thursday-Selma, Syracuse & Civil Rights

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Diane Nash and George Kilpatrick

Talk-show host George Kilpatrick interviewed Diane Nash at last year’s Cold Case Justice Initiative. Nash is portrayed in the new film by actor Tessa Thompson.

The film “Selma” came out last week (in select cities) and several of the key Civil Right’s leaders active during that march have appeared in Syracuse over the past few years.  The roles of Dr. Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta are played brilliantly by David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo, but we were also impressed by the supporting cast.

Rev. C.T. Vivian

Rev. C.T. Vivian was played in the film by actor Corey Reynolds.

Andrew Young

In the film Selma, former ambassador Andrew Young was played by Andre’ Holland.  Young spoke at an event at Syracuse University in 2012.

Golden Anniversary

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Pioneering Civil Rights workers Rev. LeRoy Wright, Diane Nash and Rev. C.T. Vivian (during their days at Fisk) and last week at Syracuse University commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of 1964.

Pioneering civil rights workers Rev. LeRoy Wright, Diane Nash and Rev. C.T. Vivian gathered last week at Syracuse University to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the summer of 1964.