Nash was a major player in Freedom Summer and the Selma Voting Rights Movement. She spoke with NewsOne’s Roland Martin about her reasons for not participating in the Selma march held this week:

“I refused to march because George Bush marched. I think the Selma Movement was about nonviolence and peace and democracy and George Bush stands for just the opposite—for violence and war and stolen elections…George Bush’s administration had people tortured, so I felt like this was not an appropriate event for him. I’m also concerned that the legacy of the Selma Movement, which stands for non violence, will be confused. I did not wish to be a part of something that included him.”


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