Interview with Diane Nash
QUESTION 5
INTERVIEWER:

TALK TO ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT, ABOUT THAT GHANDIAN IDEA, AND HOW IT BEGAN TO BE SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD LATCH ONTO. SOMETHING ABOUT IT THAT CONNECTED WITH YOU. WHAT CONNECTED?

Diane Nash:

Well, several things. For instance, there were several principles that I learned in those workshops that I've been able to really use in the rest of my life. For example, I discovered that practical and real power of truth and love. Truth, I—I've gained a respect for truth, not because it has anything to do with being good, or right, or anything, but it is being in touch with reality. When you're really honest with yourself, and honest with other people, you give yourself and them the opportunity to solve problems, using reality, instead of lack of reality. That makes problem-solving much more efficient. I—I could give you an example.