Interview SummaryAnne Braden was a white southern anti-racist activist, organizer and journalist from Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview, Braden discusses her middle-class upbringing in Anniston, Alabama during the 1930s and her early awareness of racial discrimination. She speaks about her family, her Kentucky relatives, and the divisions her activism brought between her brother, and her segregationist parents. Braden talks about working alongside Carl Braden at the Louisville Times, their courtship, marriage, and commitment to building a new society, beginning with their labor movement work. She tells about her and Carl's involvement in the Progressive Party in the early 1950s fighting against social injustice, specifically the Rosenberg Case, the Korean War, the Stockholm Peace Petition, the Du Bois Case, and the Interracial Hospital Movement. Braden also discusses how she and Carl began to gain notoriety as activists in the 1950s as they became contacts for national movements.
Interview LC SubjectAfrican Americans--Civil rights African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky Anniston (Ala.) Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 Braden, Anne, 1924-2006--Interviews Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 Civil rights movements--United States Civil rights workers Civil rights--Kentucky Communist Party of the United States of America Labor movement Labor unions Louisville (Ky.) Louisville times Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) Southern States Women civil rights workers
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Braden, Anne Interview by Catherine Fosl. 08 Mar. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Braden, A. (1989, March 08). Interview by C. Fosl. Anne Braden Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Braden, Anne, interview by Catherine Fosl. March 08, 1989, Anne Braden Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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