ANNE BRADEN: A Southern Patriot
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
This moving, in-depth biography follows an organizer, journalist, and white ally, who for sixty years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in this country’s most conservative region – The South. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised Ann Braden’s 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.
Corinth Matera, English Teacher, South High School
Dr. Kathleen DeVore, Professor of English, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Dave Snyder, Coordinator, Minnesota Asset Building Coalition Initiative
Join us for private film screenings followed by provocative discussion about the themes. REEL Talk is free, but reservations are required.
MULTIMEDIA AND PRESS
DATES AND TICKETS
77 minutes, 2012
1 hour prior to performance
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
Map & Directions
“Summer Institute gave me a purpose as a woman and person of color to share my personal experience without oppression and judgement.”
—Rahila Coats, Summer Institute Alumna