Keep You Eyes on the Prize – At Slavery Museum

Actress Vikky Evans-Hubbard as civil rights campaigner Diane Nash

New role-play at International Slavery Museum

The next scheduled performance is on Sunday 15 June 2008 at 2pm and 3pm

A powerful new performance telling the story of inspirational civil rights campaigner Diane Nash was premiered at the International Slavery Museum on Monday 5 May 2008.

‘Keep your eyes on the prize’ looks at her struggle to achieve civil rights in America using nonviolent tactics and describes her moving experience of sit-ins and the freedom rides that challenged the racial segregation of buses in the southern states.

Diane Nash encountered racial prejudice whilst attending Fisk University in America in 1959. She made a stand against this discrimination and eventually became the unofficial leader of the Nashville sit-ins. She also helped to organise the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and was an inspirational member of the civil rights movement.