|Anne Braden: Southern Patriot|
|Portrait of a white southern woman who dedicated her life to the cause of civil rights.|
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (Anne Lewis and Mimi Pickering, United States, 2012; 77 min.) The films provides 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.