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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: Anne Braden Oral History Project

Anne Braden Oral History Project

Collection Description

This project focuses on the life of Anne Braden, an anti-racist activist, organizer, and journalist.  These interviews were conducted by Cate Fosl for her oral history based biography on Anne Braden, Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South (2006). Interviewees include Anne Braden, as well as her coworkers, mentees, and friends. Specifically discussed is Anne's life growing up, her career as a writer, particularly at the Louisville Times, and her marriage to Carl Braden. Other topics include the Braden's involvement in the civil rights movement, their association with the Wade family, and their  sedition trial in 1954. Interviews also contain discussions about the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Ghandi Corps.

Number of Interviews              27

Total Hours in                                38


Braden, Anne, 1924-2006. ; Braden, Carl, 1914-1975. ; Wade, Andrew, IV.   ; African Americans--  Civil rights. ; Civil rights movements--United States. ; Women civil rights workers. ; Civil rights workers. ; Racism. ; Segregation. ; Discrimination in housing. ; Sedition


Gender, Open Housing 

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