Dig Deeper: Diane Nash
“The movement had a way of reaching inside you and bringing out things you didn’t even know were there.” –Diane Nash
Diane Nash, American civil rights activist, delivered the University’s Martin Luther King Keynote Address to a capacity-filled Villanova Room in the Connelly Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24. One of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Nash helped lead “the first successful campaign to integrate lunch counters” and was part of the Freedom Riders who “desegregated interstate travel.” The co-founder of the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Nash discussed “agapic energy” in her talk titled, “My Life as a Civil Rights Activist: From Jail in Jackson to the Distinguished American Award.”
Recommending a short list of readings on non-violent social action, Deborah Bishov, Social Sciences/Instructional Design Librarian, recorded Nash’s suggestions and located them on the Library’s catalog (and WorldCat):
“The Story of My Experiments with Truth,” Mohandas K. Gandhi
“Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict,” Joan V. Bondurant
“The Power of Nonviolence,” Richard B. Gregg
These titles and a number of other works and resources on black culture recommended by Jutta Seibert, Director of Academic Integration, are available at Falvey:
“Like One of the Family: Conversations from a Domestic’s Life,” Alice Childress
“Being Black, Being Male on Campus: Understanding and Confronting Black Male Collegiate Experiences,” Derrick R. Brooms
“An Examination of Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT Populations Across the United States: Intersections of Race and Sexuality, Juan Battle,” Antonio Pastrana and Angelique Harris
“Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing,” Charif Shanahan
Celebrating Black History Month, Falvey’s communication and marketing department partnered with Villanova student, Rabia Koureissi, to create a display titled, “Paving the Way: Villanovans on the Move,” spotlighting former and current Villanova students and community members. Stop by the Library’s first floor to check it out!
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