Freedom Riders visit IUNorthwest
February 15, 2012
As part of its annual MLK observance, two individuals that participated in the 1961 Freedom Rides against interstate commerce discrimination spoke after the PBS movie was shown in Savannah Center. Diana Nash, who attended Tennessee State, was a featured speaker in the movie and in the Freedom Rides demonstrations. She along with Abraham Rasskoff, were sentenced to time in the infamous Lorman prison in Mississippi after being arrested by the Jackson police.