Backbone Campaign presents- Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
Tuesday, November 14th at 6:00PM
Anne McCarty Braden was an American civil rights activist, journalist, and educator. From a very young age, growing up in the South, she knew she would dedicate her life to civil rights and racial equity.
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot provides a moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in this country’s most conservative region – the South. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised her steadfast activism in support of civil rights and civil liberties, but she was threatened, attacked, indicted and labeled a “Communist agitator” and “race traitor” by white supremacists. Her conservative background gave her special insight into white racism, why it poses such a great obstacle to social change in this country and what progressive white people can do to end it.
A discussion will follow the film.
The film is co-sponsored by Vashon SURJ. The event is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Theatre by Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech. Admission is by donation to Backbone Campaign, a 501c3 not for profit. Lumbar Club members, donors who support Backbone Campaign with a monthly contribution, get in free, in gratitude for your ongoing support.