Interview with Lyman T. Johnson, June 24, 1991

Project: Anne Braden Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, educator and civil rights activist Lyman T. Johnson remembers working with Anne Braden from the early days of their civil rights efforts, to the post civil rights campaign in Louisville, Kentucky. During Johnson's time as president of the Louisville Branch of the NAACP, Anne Braden was an NAACP member. Johnson describes the negative reaction of board members and the caution of the African American community toward Anne and Carl Braden who identified as socialist. Johnson also speaks to the varying degrees of public acceptance toward him as the black, male, civil rights activist, and Anne Braden as a white, female, socialist, civil rights activist.

Interview Accession

2006oh202_ab011

Interviewee Name

Lyman T. Johnson

Interviewer Name

Catherine Fosl

Interview Date

1991-06-24

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Johnson, Lyman T. Interview by Catherine Fosl. 24 Jun. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnson, L.T. (1991, June 24). Interview by C. Fosl. Anne Braden Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Johnson, Lyman T., interview by Catherine Fosl. June 24, 1991, Anne Braden Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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