VETERANS OF HOPE: "ORGANIZING THE OTHER AMERICA" The Life of Racial Justice Leader Anne Braden In "Organizing the Other America," Anne Braden, shares her insight and life stories about her childhood, coming to consciousness about racism, and her lifelong work for racial justice and understanding.
Anne Braden's work for racial justice spans more than five decades and crosses paths with both the legendary and the unsung heroes of the southern freedom movement.
Long before the Civil Rights Movement, the AFSC identified interracial tensions as an underlying injustice in U.S. culture, causing immense suffering and potentially leading to violence. That is why the AFSC set to work on this issue as early as 1925 and continues to this day. Intervening decades have proved how right this assessment was, with internment of Japanese American citizens during World War II, intentional disenfranchisement of Native Americans resulting in widespread poverty and cultural annihilation, and the heavy-handed treatment of Latino immigrants at the Mexico-U.S.
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