Anne Braden


Anne Braden born Louisville, KY July 28, 1924 (d. 2006). Peace and justice journalist; anti-racism leader; first arrested 1951 in protest against execution of Willie McGee, a black convicted of rape; convicted and exonerated of dynamiting Wade house Louisville 1954.


"In every age, no matter how cruel the oppression carried on by those in power, there have been those who struggled for a different world. I believe this is the genius of humankind, the thing that makes us half divine: the fact that some human beings can envision a world that has never existed." (Fellowship, Jan/Feb. 2005; photo