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Interview with Anne Braden, December 12, 1997

Part of Anne Braden Oral History Project

Interview with Anne Braden, December 12, 1997
Anne Braden; interviewee. Catherine Fosl; interviewer.
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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.
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
University of Kentucky
Braden, Anne, 1924-2006--Interviews., Women civil rights workers--Interviews., Civil rights movements--United States., African Americans--Civil rights., Braden, Anne, 1924-2006--Childhood and youth., Anniston (Ala.), Fitzgerald, Harriet, 1904-1984., The Anniston Star (Anniston, Ala.), Racism., Friendship., Beech, Gould., Folsom, James Elisha., Educational change., Dualism., Historical materialism., Silver, Dorothy B. (Dorothy Berea), 1925-2008., College students., World War, 1939-1945--Alabama--Anniston., African Americans--Education., Randolph-Macon College., Stratford College (Danville, Va.), Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992., McCarty, Anita., McCarty, Gambrell.
Anne Braden Oral History Project
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