Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a first-person documentary about the extraordinary life of this American civil rights leader from Louisville. 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.”
Ostracized as a “red” in the 1950s, she fought for an inclusive movement community and mentored three generations of social justice advocates. Braden’s story explores not only the dangers of racism and political repression but also the power of a woman’s life spent in commitment to social justice. Followed by a post-screening discussion with co-director Mimi Pickering and Dr. Cate Fosl, Director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, University of Louisville.
A Free Owsley Sunday Film and part of the Appalshop at 50 Celebration.
Sunday, March 24 at 12:30pm
Speed Museum Cinema 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208