October 20, 2014 in 1920s-30s, 1940s-1950s, Oral history, Political history
In April 2012 at Kentucky’s District 3 finals for National History Day, Katy Campbell and Nick Tehrani from the Academy for Individual Excellence in Louisville won first place for their website: “Anne Braden: Advocate, Radical, and Revolutionary.”
The website opens with a slideshow and a recording of “Anne Braden” by the Flobots, an American rock and hip hop musical group from Colorado (the Flobots online radio segment “White Flag Warrior” is available free at Jango) – you can see the powerful lines of the song at AZ Lyrics.
Click image above to go to the students’ award-winning website on Anne Braden
The website contains the following segments:
- Young Life
- Escape Route
- The Wade Case
- Continued Activism
This is a terrific resource for young readers and highly recommended by Dr. Cate Fosl, director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research in Louisville.
April 25, 2013 in 1950s-1960s, Political history
What would YOUR newspaper headline be?
Little woman, big heart, megaphone voice for Civil Liberties…
Anne and Carl Braden promote unity within the community…
Braden continues to defy all social norms…
Anne Braden revolutionizes civil rights communication with newspaper southern patriot…
The Other America, reflecting on a lifelong activist who break social norms…
March 24, 2013 in Research methods
I’ve been working with Emme23 on a project about Anne Braden for the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. For the most part, this project has been wildly successful. Our main issue has been sorting through the wide array of information available about Anne Braden’s life and career. We are using many different resources, including Subversive Southerner, a biography by Catherine Fosl, as well as Southern Patriot, a movie about Anne Braden’s life. In addition to both these incredible sources, we have discovered many online resources as well.
Our next step is to visit the University of Louisville and their Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. While we’re at the University of Louisville, we are hoping to speak with Catherine Fosl. She wrote Anne Braden’s biography, and we are hoping to use her as a resource to help us sort through the plethora of information available about Anne Braden. Hopefully Dr. Fosl will help us to sort through the information to choose the most important parts of Anne Braden’s life to focus on for the Hall of Fame.
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