2015 Yarmuth Book Award Winners
The students were awarded at a dinner where Prof. Fosl, director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, discussed her book, “Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War,” (Palgrave Macmillen, 2002), and signed copies.
The book is the biography of Kentucky native Braden, a southern white woman who in the late 1940s rejected her segregationist and privileged past to become a lifelong crusader against racial discrimination.
The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, part of the College of Arts & Sciences, was founded in 2006 to honor the work and legacy of longtime racial justice organizer, educator and journalist Anne Braden. We seek to advance public understanding of the U.S. civil rights movement, both its powerful history and its unfinished agenda of racial and social justice.
The University of Louisville Yarmuth Book Award recognizes Kentucky and southern Indiana high school juniors who show academic promise and intellectual curiosity and are community-service oriented. The award began in 1987, and funding is provided by an endowment from the family of U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth in honor of his father, Stanley Yarmuth.
A UofL committee chooses the book to be awarded. A new edition of the book was issued in 2006 by University Press of Kentucky.