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Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965$
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Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781604731071

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.001.0001

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Anne Braden

Anne Braden

September 27, 1962, Annual Convention Of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Birmingham, Alabama

Chapter:
(p.186) Anne Braden
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Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965
Author(s):

Davis W. Houck

David E. Dixon

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0022

Born on July 28, 1924, in Louisville, Kentucky, Anne Gambrell McCarty Braden belonged to a family of genteel middle-class segregationists. Braden was exposed to the stifling constraints of race, class, and gender in Anniston, Alabama. With a degree in journalism, she worked for the Anniston Star and the Birmingham News. She also covered the courthouse beat of the “Magic City,” where she witnessed the judicial system’s unfair treatment of blacks. On September 27, 1962, Braden spoke at the Annual Convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. This chapter reproduces Braden’s speech, in which she described how the civil rights revolution brings about change by confronting segregation. She also urged the civil rights movement to maintain its radicalism and its emphasis on civil liberties.

Keywords:   speech, Anne Gambrell McCarty Braden, race, class, blacks, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Alabama, segregation, civil rights movement, civil liberties

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