“A new massive thrust toward racial justice will not alone solve all the problems that face us, but I am convinced that unless such a thrust develops—one that is global in its outlook—the other problems will not be solved. Because they are at the bottom of this society, when people of color move, the foundation shifts. . .
In a sense, the battle is and always has been a battle for the hearts and mind of white people in this country. The fight against racism is not something we’re called on to help people of color with. We need to become involved as if our lives depended on it because, in truth, they do.” —Anne Braden
The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research was founded in 2006 to honor the work and legacy of longtime racial justice organizer, educator and journalist Anne Braden. We seek to advance public understanding of the U.S. civil rights movement, both its powerful history and its unfinished agenda of racial and social justice.
We are a unit within the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences. Our Reading Room is located in Ekstrom Library, Room 258.
Come visit us! We are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9-5; and Wednesday 9-6:00. We also are open by appointment late evenings, Fridays and weekends. Reach us at (502) 852-6142.
Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2009 at 2:44 am