2010 – The fourth annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featured a presentation by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, a cultural historian, singer/composer, student activist leader veteran of the Albany, Georgia Civil Rights Movement; and a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC Freedom Singers).
2009 – The 3rd Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featured Prof. Michael Honey, who delivered a lecture entitled, “From Civil Rights to Economic Justice: The Freedom Movement’s Unfinished Business”.
2008 – 2nd Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture: Dr. Ransby is author of the award-winning Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, and associate professor of history/African American Studies/Gender and Women*s Studies at Univ. of Illinois-Chicago.
2007 – The first Anne Braden Memorial Lecture guest speaker, the late Julian Bond, was a civil rights icon and catalyst for change during the Civil Rights Movement.