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Home of Anne & Carl Braden / Civil Rights Landmark

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Home of Anne & Carl Braden Marker
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Home of Anne & Carl Braden
4403 Virginia was longtime home of Anne and Carl Braden, early white allies of the southern civil rights movement. Segregationists marched here in 1954 after the couple helped an African American family desegregate a local suburb. Though they became controversial figures, the Bradens then fought to keep this area multiracial.

Civil Rights Landmark
In the 1960s this home became a waystation for national reformers such as Rosa Parks, Angela Davis & Rev. M. L. King Jr. It was also a meeting place for young activists who led sit-ins. After Carl’s death in 1975, Anne continued organizing for racial justice, peace & workers’ rights until her death in 2006.
Presented by Metro Housing Coalition and
Anne Braden Institute at Univ. of Louisville

 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2254.)
 
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Civil Rights Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Civil Rights Landmark Marker
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Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.431′ N, 85° 49.625′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Virginia Avenue west of Kaiser Court, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4403 Virginia Avenue, Louisville KY 40211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel M. Plato, 1882-1957 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Southworth (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Little Africa" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia Avenue Colored School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Muhammad Ali's Home Site / "Education Brings Self-Respect" — Muhammad Ali (approx. one mile away); Carl Braden Memorial Center / Home to Campaigns for Racial Justice (approx. 1.3 miles away); Calvary Baptist Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); I. Willis Cole, 1887-1950 / Home of I. Willis Cole (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
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Home of Anne & Carl Braden / Civil Rights Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Home of Anne & Carl Braden / Civil Rights Landmark Marker
Historical Society's Explore KY History program. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Carl and Anne Braden image. Click for full size.
By Kentucky Educational Television, 1954
4. Carl and Anne Braden
The couple during their 1954 trial on sedition charges stemming from their sale of a house in a white suburb to a Black family.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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