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Feminist Film Series: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

Date: Monday, March 11, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

In honor of Women's History Month, the Feminist Film Series presents Anne Braden: Southern Patriot. For six decades Anne Braden (1924-2006) fought for civil rights in America. Born into a white middle-class family in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Alabama, Anne McCarty began questioning the racial status quo while attending a women’s college in Virginia. Her work on newspapers in Alabama and Kentucky provided even more disturbing stories of the effects of racism and segregation. Her marriage to news reporter Carl Braden, a left-wing supporter of unions, further liberalized her views. The 1950s brought ample opportunities to demonstrate support of African American integration into mainstream American society. Braden led or participated in hospital desegregation demonstrations and protests against executions of prisoners. In 1954 the Bradens bought a house on behalf of an African American couple in suburban Louisville, which led to cries of “Communists!” and a trial for “Sedition!” McCarthyite hysteria ruled the day. No longer employable in Louisville, the Bradens became field organizers soliciting white members for the budding civil rights movement. As reporters Anne and her husband created numerous pamphlets, flyers, and magazine articles promoting various civil rights campaigns. In 1958 Anne Braden’s book The Wall Between was published and brought praise from Martin Luther King Jr and Eleanor Roosevelt. Through the 1960s and 70s Anne Braden remained committed to the struggle to bring about greater racial equality in America. In the 1980s she added women, environmental, and anti-nuclear issues to her causes.  Anne Braden remained a powerhouse and an inspiration to many young activists right up until her death in 2006. Film maker Anne Lewis discuss her work after the screening. Co-sponsored by Newcomb College Institute, the New Orleans League of Women Voters, and the Southern Labor Studies Association Conference.

Sponsored by: Newcomb College Institute

Admission: Free
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Tickets: Not required

For more information contact Aidan Smith via email to asmith41@tulane.edu






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