"David L. Hudson Jr., Nashville Tennessean"―Anne Braden's life as a social activist spans more than half a century, and her
"Library Journal"―Now, Fosl...gives Braden the recognition she rightly deserves.
"Her history is a proud and fascinating one.... Please read this book."―Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr.
""An achievement that deftly integrates biography with both regional and national history.""―Southern Historian
Anne McCarty Braden is a southern white woman who made a dramatic break with her native, segregationist culture in the years just following World War II to commit her life to the causes of racial and social justice. One of the few white people--particularly from the South--to join the southern black freedom movement in its nascent years in the 1950s, Braden became a role model and inspiration for the thousands of young white people that joined the mass movement a decade later. Braden's life has intersected on some level with most of the great social movements of her lifetime, and represents a central link that connects the southern protest movements of the 1930s and 1940s to the mass civil rights movement of the 1960s. Fosl not only shares the extraordinary life of Braden with her readers, but also teaches them about the struggles that white southern activists had to face in the segregated, Cold War South.
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