Quotation by Diane Nash

This will be a black baby born in Mississippi, and thus where ever he is born he will be in prison ... If I go to jail now it may help hasten that day when my child and all children will be free.
Diane Nash (b. 1938), African American civil rights activist. As quoted in American Women in the 1960s, ch. 2, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Green (1993).

To the judge when being sentenced to two years in prison for "civil disobedience." The wife of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) activist James Bevel, she was pregnant at the time but refused to use her condition as a reason to appeal or post bond.
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