White Allies of Racial Equity is hosting a screening and discussion of a documentary about Anne Braden. Charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in 1954, Anne Braden used the attacks to turn herself “inside out” and embrace a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. She was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic,” and named as one of only five southern whites he could count as allies.
Anne Lewis, the film’s director, will be present for discussion and questions after the screening. Facebook event is here.
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756