Brannin, Carl, b. 1888
Born in Cisco, Texas in 1888, Carl Brannin worked as a journalist and social activist engaging in fights for civil rights and the organization of labor unions. Brannin was a charter member of the American Civil Liberties Union and instrumental in the formation and leadership of the Dallas Civil Liberties Union. In 1961, Brannin endorsed a petition requesting executive clemency from President Kennedy for imprisoned civil rights activist, Carl Braden.