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Interview with Anne Braden, December 12, 1997

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Creator:Braden, Anne, 1924-2006
Creator:Fosl, Catherine
Title:Interview with Anne Braden, December 12, 1997
Date:1997 Dec. 12

Interview with Anne Braden, December 12, 1997 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

Anne Braden was a white southern anti-racist activist, organizer and journalist from Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview Anne Braden discusses her perceptions of her mother, father, and other Annistonians. She talks about the social climate of Anniston during and after World War II and the ways in which it impacted her and her family. Braden also discusses her early journalism career at The Anniston Star, the stories she covered there, her intellectual awakening to racism, and her friendships with fellow journalists. She speaks of college days at Randolph-Macon and Stratford, the friendships she established there, and how they evolved in her post-college life. She particularly speaks about her life-long friendship with Harriet Fitzgerald and Harriet's life as a lesbian and artist. Other topics include Braden's thoughts on dualism, historical materialism, educational reform, and the establishment of black schools in segregationist Anniston, Alabama.

Types:oral histories (literary works) | sound recordings | transcripts | Sound | Text
Subjects:Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Braden, Anne, 1924-2006--Childhood and youth | Braden, Anne, 1924-2006--Interviews | Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992 | McCarty, Anita | McCarty, Gambrell | Fitzgerald, Harriet, 1904-1984 | Beech, Gould | Folsom, James Elisha | Silver, Dorothy B. (Dorothy Berea), 1925-2008 | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011 | Vivian, C. T. | Women civil rights workers--Interviews | Civil rights movements--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Anniston Star (Anniston, Ala.) | Racism | Friendship | Educational change | Dualism | Historical materialism | College students | World War, 1939-1945--Alabama--Anniston | African Americans--Education | Randolph-Macon College | Stratford College (Danville, Va.) | United Service Organizations (U.S.) | Women college students--Virginia | United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities | Peace movements--United States | Picketing--New York (State)--New York | Lesbians--United States | Education, Rural--Alabama | Race relations | Southern States--Race relations | Alabama--Race relations | Anniston (Ala.)--Race relations | Segregation in education--Alabama--Anniston | Poll tax--Alabama | Reporters and reporting--Alabama | Newspapers--Alabama--Anniston | Newspapers--Alabama--Birmingham | Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Alabama | Traffic accidents--Alabama | Dance | Civil rights workers--Alabama | African American civil rights workers--Alabama | Women civil rights workers--Alabama | Clergy--Alabama | United States, Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston, 33.65983, -85.83163 | United States, Virginia, Danville, 36.5859718, -79.3950228 | United States, Virginia, Ashland, 37.7594012, -77.4806603 | United States, Rhode Island, Newport County, Little Compton | United States, Rhode Island, Newport County, 41.4998007, -71.2809958 | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729 | United States, Virginia, Hanover County, 37.744783, -77.4464165 | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.52066, -86.80249
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky
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