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Mtn. Talk: The Life and Legacy of Anne Braden

Mtn. Talk: The Life and Legacy of Anne Braden

This week’s program features the life and legacy of Kentucky-born Alabama-raised Civil Rights activist, journalist and educator Anne Braden. This audio program was produced by Mimi Pickering in 2014 based on the 2012 documentary she and Anne Lewis made “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot.”

According to the film’s website:

“Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic” and named as one of only five southern whites he could count as allies. Labeled a “traitor to her race” and ostracized as a “red” by segregationists and even many in the civil rights movement, she fought for an inclusive movement community and demonstrated that protecting civil liberties was essential to gaining civil rights.”

Listen to the full program to hear audio from the film, an interview from the archives of Yellow Springs, OH’s WYSO radio, Lousiville activist Carla Wallace’s personal memories of Braden, and more.

Anne Braden is pictured on the left with Rosa Parks on the right.

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