Anne Braden: Southern Patriot
An Appalshop Films Documentary
77 minutes, 2012 Release
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a first person documentary about the extraordinary life of this American civil rights leader. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic”. Ostracized as a “red” in the 1950s, she fought for an inclusive movement community and mentored three generations of social justice advocates. Braden’s story explores not only the dangers of racism and political repression but also the power of a woman’s life spent in commitment to social justice.
“Anne Braden changed my life: this film will change yours.” Robin D.G. Kelley, author & historian
“A must see film.” Tim Wise, anti-racism educator & writer
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot was produced and directed by Appalshop filmmakers Anne Lewis and Mimi Pickering.