Sandra Hansen

The blue dress and black skirt are reproductions of the iconic suit worn by Diane Nash at many of the Civil Rights Movement events.

"It was clear to me that if we allowed the Freedom Ride to stop at that point, just after so much violence had been inflicted, the message would have been sent that all you have to do to stop a nonviolent campaign is inflict massive violence," Diane Nash.

In 1961, Nash took over responsibility and led the Freedom Rides from Birmingham, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi.

Diane Nash: Freedom Riders

48 x 36 x 4 in

Oil on Masonite