MLK Day Film Screening
January 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the 2018-2019 AFHA Americorps Members for a screening of Anne Lewis & Mimi Pickering’s film, Anne Braden: Southern Patriot on MLK Day at the Opera House.
About the Film:
A moving, in-depth biography of an organizer and journalist who for a remarkable 60 years participated in the most significant movements for racial and economic justice in this country’s most conservative region – the South.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. praised her 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.
Winner of the 2013 Kentucky History Award for Documentary Film from the Kentucky Historical Society.
“A gem of a film, accented by freedom fighters who carved a path through a traumatized, violent, racist South, to make way for one of the largest and most effective nonviolent movements for social change the world has ever seen.”- Joan Baez