Interview with Diane Nash
QUESTION 33
INTERVIEWER:

CAMERA ROLL 356. 200 FEET REMAINING. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU, AND THEN HOW, HOW DOES IT THEN BEGIN TO FORM ITSELF INTO A, INTO A—[unintelligible]. SO TALK TO ME ABOUT HOW THE FEELING, THE IDEA TO, TO ORGANIZE AS A STUDENT ORGANIZATION CAME ABOUT.

Diane Nash:

I remember receiving the invitation to attend the conference that would bring together student leadership from many campuses where there were sit-ins, sit-ins going on. And, of course, we had been really excited by the fact that there was a national movement in many cities involved. We felt a real kinship with the students who were working in other cities, to bring about the same things that we were. And it, it felt like a good idea. We were interested in meeting the people that—meeting as individuals the people that we had heard about. And we decided to send a large delegation to the—that was Raleigh, I believe, yeah, North Carolina. The impetus, we understood later, had come, for that meeting had come from Ella Baker. And I, I'd like to just say a couple of words about Ella Baker. She was a person who I think was very central to setting the direction that the student movement.