Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research

The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) seeks 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 institute holds as its core value the humanitarian vision of Anne Braden, whose outlook was global, but whose activism was concentrated at the U.S. grassroots level.

"Our mission is to bridge the gap between academic research and community activism for racial and social justice. To do so, we stimulate and support initiatives and programs that cultivate dialogue and cooperation between scholarship and activism. Inspired by the work of longtime racial justice organizer, educator and journalist Anne Braden, we focus on the modern African American freedom movement, other modern peace and social justice movements, and the intersections among racial, economic, gender, and wider social justice."

A program of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Institute was established in November 2006 by the University of Louisville Board of Trustees. It opened officially on April 4, 2007.

Where: Ekstrom Library, 2nd floor South

Phone: (502) 852-6142

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9am - 5pm or by appointment

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