Interview with Braden about one of Louisville’s most notorious incidents of race-based violence. She and her husband, both white, bought a house in an all-white Louisville neighborhood in order to resell it to a black family.
Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, represents a cultural and geographical intersection of North and South. Throughout its history, Louisville has simultaneously displayed northern and southern characteristics in its race relations.
This volume is encyclopedic in scope. More than rich photo documentation of Black Louisville, it outlines the history of an important people, provides a launching pad for new discoveries, and serves as a guide to historic sites.
The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth.
Anne Braden Institute
The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research was founded in 2006 to honor the work and legacy of Anne Braden.
Braden was a Louisville journalist, organizer, and educator who was among the earliest and most dedicated white allies of the southern civil rights movement. Martin Luther King praised Braden’s extraordinary integrity in his famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” in 1963.
The Institute works to bridge the gap between academic research and community activism for racial and social justice.