Cummings Peace Lecture

Diane Nash

Diane Nash, a civil rights activist and original Freedom Rider, will present the 2011 Cummings Peace Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Memorial Chapel.

Nash’s appearance marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, activists who challenged segregation in the American South. Historian David Halberstam wrote “ … she was bright, focused, utterly fearless, with an unerring instint for the correct tactical move at each increment of the crisis; as a leader, her instincts had been flawless, and she was the kind of person who pushed those around her to be at their best—that, or be gone from the movement.”

Nash’s talk, “The Nonviolent Movement of the 1960s: A Legacy for Today” is free and open to the public.

The Cummings Lecture on World Peace is a lecture designed to explore topics relating to peace and reconciliation on a national and global scale. The lecture was inaugurated in 1990 and is made possible by the estate of Oliver deWolf, a University of Redlands alumnus of the class of 1921, and Edith M. Cummings.

For more information please contact Leela MadhavaRau at or 909-748-8297 or John Walsh at at 909-748-8368.

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