Braden, Anne

Date:
6-7-2001
Length:
150 minutes
Interviewer:
K'Meyer, Tracy
Transcription available:
no
Series:
Civil Rights Movement in Louisville
Series ID:
2002_001
Interview Number(s):
2002_1_13
2002_1_14
2002_1_15
Summary:
Civil Rights activist and journalist Anne Braden talks about the Civil Rights Movement in Louisville in the 1950s and 1960s. Topics explored include eforts for school integration, the public reaction to it, her family's experiences with school integration, and redistricting of the city; the West End Community Council and its efforts to keep the West End neighborhood integrated, white flight, and the open housing movement; the activities of SCEF (Southern Conference Educational Fund); the emergence of youth movements; the beginnings of groups like CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), the Committee for Democratic Schools, and the Gandhi Corps; Black Power organizations in Louisville like JOMO (Junta of Militant Organizations) and the Black Panthers; the trial of the Black 6 and the protests surrounding it; and many individuals who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
Topic(s):
Braden, Anne, 1924-2006. Women in community organization. Civil rights--Kentucky--Louisville. Women journalists. Southern Conference Educational Fund. Race relations--Kentucky--Louisville. Discrimination in housing--Kentucky--Louisville. School integration--Kentucky--Louisville.