Diane Nash, 22, has earned combat stripes in the Negro protest movement: two arrests for taking part in sit-ins. Born on Chicago's South Side, she studied at Washington's Howard University between secretarial jobs, transferred to Fisk University in Nashville in 1959 ("I wanted to come South to see what it was really like"). There she spent more time working toward integration than for her degree, last February she dropped out of school to serve as fulltime coordinating secretary of the well-planned, successful Nashville student sit-in movement (TIME, May 23, 1960), joined the Freedom Riders (along with 22 Nashville students) in Montgomery....

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