DC Rights Warrior: 1960
Dion Diamond was one member of a small integrated group called Non-Violent Action Group (NAG)) that successfully challenged Jim Crow in the Washington, DC suburbs in 1960.

Their sit-in movement and pickets followed the Greenboro, NC sit-ins by four months and resulted in the desegregation of eating establishments in Arlington, Virginia.

They were also responsible for integrating a theater and a restaurant in Montgomery County and opening up the Glen Echo Amusement Park to African Americans.

In their brief, successful campaigns they suffered harassment by the counter-demonstrators organized by the American Nazi Party and a number of arrests by police.

For a short article on Dion Diamond, see washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/crazy-dion-diamo...
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