Interview with Anne Braden, June 17, 1999

Anne Braden was a white southern anti-racist activist, organizer and journalist from Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview, Braden discusses the ways in which she and Carl Braden constructed financial, political, and media alliances and systems of support for their pursuits of activism in the 50's and 60's. She also highlights the difference in personal methodology between she and Carl in their network-building and activism, or, rather, all the complexities that accompanied marriage to "a man and a movement". Braden talks about the process of movement-building, her involvement in and the organizational evolution of SCEF, the role of SCEF in Appalachia, the life and death of the Socialist Women's Caucus of Louisville and other personal efforts, as well as the myriad intersections of disparate movements during this time.

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African Americans--Civil rights   African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky   African Americans--Education   American Civil Liberties Union   Anniston (Ala.)   Anti-communist movements--United States   Appalachian Region   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   Communism--United States   Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983   Dualism   Educational change   Fitzgerald, Harriet, 1904-1984   Folsom, James Elisha   Friendship   Historical materialism   King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968   Louisville (Ky.)   McCarty, Anita   McCarty, Gambrell   National Association for the Advancement of Colored People   National guardian   Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948)   Racism   Randolph-Macon College   Silver, Dorothy B. (Dorothy Berea), 1925-2008   Southern Christian Leadership Conference   Southern Conference Educational Fund   Southern Patriot (Charleston, S.C.)   Southern States   Stratford College (Danville, Va.)   Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)   The Anniston Star (Anniston, Ala.)   Women civil rights workers--Interviews   World War, 1939-1945--Alabama--Anniston  

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