Braden, Anne, 1924-2006


Born Anne Gambrell McCarty on July 28, 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky and died there on March 6, 2006 at the age of eighty-one. A prominent civil rights activist, she was indicted on charges of sedition in 1954 after she and her husband Carl helped buy a house for an African American family in an all-white suburb of Louisville, Kentucky. Her memoir of the case, The Wall Between, was published in 1958. She founded Progress in Education and the Kentucky branch of the Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression to ease the stress of school desegregation in the 1970s.

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