The book, “Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South” (Palgrave Macmillen, 2002), is the biography of Kentucky native Braden, a southern white woman who in the late 1940s rejected her segregationist and privileged past to become a lifelong crusader against racial discrimination.

Fosl is an associate professor of women’s and gender studies and director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at UofL.

The University of Louisville Yarmuth Book Award recognizes Kentucky and southern Indiana high school juniors who show academic promise and intellectual curiosity and are community-service oriented. The award began in 1987, and funding is provided by an endowment from the family of U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth in honor of his father, Stanley Yarmuth.

A UofL committee chooses the book to be awarded. A new edition of the book was issued in 2006 by University Press of Kentucky.