The C.O.W.S. On Anne Braden: Good White People?

Thursday, October 30th 2014 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00pm Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Dr. Catherine Fosl. Dr. Fosl is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Associated with the History Department at the University of Louisville. She also serves as Director of the University of Louisville Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice. We’ll discuss Dr. Fosl’s biography on Braden, Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle For Racial Justice in the Cold War South. Braden is a White Woman, celebrated for alleged efforts to counter-racism. She and her husband (Carl Braden) were vilified and charged with sedition when they purchased a house in an exclusively White area for a black family. They networked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis, Jim Foreman, Ella Baker, Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth and many of the prominent figures of the 1960’s. Braden comes across as a modern abolitionist in the vein of John Brown, Timothy Wise, Viola Liuzzo, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. In Gus’ opinion, this fits the pattern of glorifying Whites whom are allegedly helpful and not Racist while White Terrorism against black people remains global, ongoing.



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