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Diane Nash

Diane Judith Nash was born on May 15, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, Nash grew up middle-class and raised Catholic. Her father, Leon, served in the military as a clerk during World War II, and her mother, Dorothy Bolton, was a keypunch operator. Her parents divorced and her mom later remarried. Diane Nash attended both public and Catholic schools. She considered becoming a nun at one point in her youth. Nash first attended Howard University in Washington D.C. but then transferred […]

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