The Story of Anne Braden and Why It (Still) Matters

When Mar 26, 2024
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Main Public Library (301 York St.)
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The Louisville Free Public Library's Fast Classes are one-time educational events taught by local experts. Some explore current events, literature, and science; others teach practical skills and history.

Dr. Cate Fosl

A Louisville native born in 1924 who grew up in Alabama, Anne McCarty Braden turned her back on a promising career as a newspaperwoman to dedicate herself for almost half a century to fierce advocacy for racial and social justice. Charged twice with sedition and arrested multiple times, Braden remained an outspoken writer and organizer locally until her death in 2006. Dr. Catherine Fosl, Co-Founder of University of Louisville’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, will examine how Braden’s message has helped to shape our community and still resonates today.

Catherine Fosl, PhD, is professor emerita at the University of Louisville, where she co-founded the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and directed it for 15 years. Fosl is the author of three books of history, including the award-winning Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South.

This program is presented by MyLibraryU and is free and open to the public. Registration is requested online or by calling (502) 574-1623.

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