Braden lecturer to link past, present, future for civil rights


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A historian noted for her study of African American women will offer a post-election reflection in “What Now? What Next? Revisiting the Radical Voices of the Civil Rights Movement” Nov. 10 at the University of Louisville.

    Barbara Ransby, author of “Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision,” will deliver the second annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture. The lecture is sponsored by UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.

    The free, public talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the School of Music’s Comstock Hall. Ransby will have a 5 p.m. signing in the Comstock foyer.

    Ransby leads the gender and women’s studies program at University of Illinois-Chicago, where she also is associate professor of history and African American studies. She serves on the editorial board of the journal Race and Class.

    The Anne Braden lecture and institute are named for a Louisvillian who was active in the civil rights movement for nearly six decades. The institute is an initiative of UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences.

    The institute also will sponsor a free community conversation with Ransby from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway.

    For more information, contact Cate Fosl, institute director, at 502-852-6142 or visit

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