Interview with Diane Nash
QUESTION 23
INTERVIEWER:

JUST ONE MOMENT, DURING ALL THAT TIME THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH, MAKES YOU SMILE, MAKES YOU FEEL GLAD.

Diane Nash:

The moments when I got out of jail. I think, when we had the mass meeting and announced to the Nashville community that we had won the struggle, was really a, a high point. And, and you look back and realize that every kind of emotion had been evoked. The anger, the fear, the, the tension, the awareness of being part of a large, powerful issue, and group and, and the happiness, the feeling like, justice has triumphed. The, the Voting Rights Act, that Alabama blacks actually had the right to vote, and that there were federal referees going to come in to make sure of that, after having made a commitment to, to help issue that in—that was a great moment.