Black Freedom, White Allies, & Red Scare
Feb 10, 2020
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
|Where||Portland Library (3305 Northwestern Pkwy)|
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A presentation by Dr. Catherine Fosl, director of the UofL Anne Braden Institute, explores the history of the 1954 Louisville controversy when Andrew and Charlotte Wade, an African American family, moved into a segregated, all-white suburb in what is now Shively.
The talk explores how the episode highlighted racism in Louisville, the role of civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden in the fight for the Wades and for racial equality, and how the culture of the "Red Scare" was used to reinforce white supremacy.
Sponsored by Louisville Free Public Library and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.