Interview with Anne Braden, December 12, 1997

Anne Braden was a white southern anti-racist activist, organizer and journalist from Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview Anne Braden discusses her perceptions of her mother, father, and other Annistonians. She talks about the social climate of Anniston during and after World War II and the ways in which it impacted her and her family. Braden also discusses her early journalism career at The Anniston Star, the stories she covered there, her intellectual awakening to racism, and her friendships with fellow journalists. She speaks of college days at Randolph-Macon and Stratford, the friendships she established there, and how they evolved in her post-college life. She particularly speaks about her life-long friendship with Harriet Fitzgerald and Harriet's life as a lesbian and artist. Other topics include Braden's thoughts on dualism, historical materialism, educational reform, and the establishment of black schools in segregationist Anniston, Alabama.

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African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky   African Americans--Education   Anniston (Ala.)   Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992   Beech, Gould   Braden, Anne, 1924-2006--Childhood and youth   Braden, Anne, 1924-2006--Interviews   Braden, Carl, 1914-1975   Civil rights movements--United States   Civil rights workers   Civil rights--Kentucky   College students   Dualism   Educational change   Eminence (Ky.)   Fitzgerald, Harriet, 1904-1984   Folsom, James Elisha   Friendship   Future life   Historical materialism   Louisville (Ky.)   Married life   McCarty, Anita   McCarty, Gambrell   Racism   Randolph-Macon College   Rationing--United States   Self-perception   Silver, Dorothy B. (Dorothy Berea), 1925-2008   Stratford College (Danville, Va.)   The Anniston Star (Anniston, Ala.)   The Louisville Times (Louisville, Ky.)   Women civil rights workers--Interviews   World War, 1939-1945--Alabama--Anniston  

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