Free Screening Of Anne Braden: Southern Patriot

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This film explores the life and legacy of pioneering white anti-racist organizer Anne Braden. After she was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky, neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attack to turn herself “inside out” and embarked upon a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. 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,” and named as one of only five white southerners he could count as allies. In 1989 Anne Braden was awarded the first Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty from the American Civil Liberties Union as a “lifelong leader of the movements for racial justice, labor rights, and peace in the South.”

Labeled a “traitor to her race” and ostracized as a “red” by segregationists and even many in the civil rights movement, she fought for an inclusive community and demonstrated that protecting civil liberties was essential to gaining civil rights.

After the film, Anne Lewis, the filmmaker, will answer audience questions. Racial justice groups in Austin are welcome to promote their events & collect donations.

This event is part of the First-Friday Film Series at Wildflower Church: A Unitarian Universalist Congregation - Austin, TX. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.
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