The documentary Anne Braden: Southern Patriot provides a moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in the South. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised her steadfast activism in support of civil rights and civil liberties, but she was threatened, attacked, indicted and labeled a “Communist agitator” and “race traitor” by white supremacists. Her conservative background gave her special insight into white racism, why it poses such a great obstacle to social change in this country and what progressive white people can do to end it.
Additional resources on the page include Braden’s A Letter to White Southern Women a groundbreaking – and controversial - statement on the intersection of race and gender and a transcript of a dialogue between Civil Rights Movement veteran activist and strategist, Jack O’Dell and the film's director, Anne Lewis.
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