A discussion about the life and example of Anne Braden

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
Woodward Academy: 1473
Full Description: 

Join us for a discussion and film clips about the life and example of Anne Braden, an outspoken white anti-racist activist who lived in Kentucky and organized for racial and economic justice throughout the South. We will be joined by film-maker Anne Lewis who will share clips from her upcoming film called Anne Braden: Southern Patriot. We'll also hear from panelists who worked closely with Anne in organizations she founded, including the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Together we will discuss lessons learned from Anne's legacy and the urgent need to continue to struggle against the racism that infects our society and politics.

Anne and her husband Carl were best known for a 1954 incident in which they purchased a house in an all-white neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky and resold it to a black family to protest housing segregation. The house was subsequently bombed and the Bradens were tried (and Carl was jailed) on charges of sedition stemming from alleged Communist Party affiliations. Anne continued to organize throughout her long life to engage others, especially southern white folks, in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

Organizer Name: 
Lisa Abbott
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First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
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