Interview with Diane Nash
QUESTION 39
INTERVIEWER:

BUT YOU SAID YOU WERE CONSTANTLY IN TOUCH WITH THEM, YOU WOULD CALL THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CONSTANTLY.

Diane Nash:

Well, as my—the students from Nashville who were going to pick up the Freedom Ride elected me coordinator. And as coordinator, part of my responsibility was to stay in touch with the Justice Department. I was to keep the press informed, the Justice Department, keep the communities that were participating informed, such as Birmingham, Montgomery, Jackson, Nashville, etc. To coordinate the training and recruitment of more people to take up the Freedom Ride, etc. etc., so I advised the Justice Department regularly as to what our plans were, and what kinds of things were happening.