Interview with Lyman T. Johnson, June 24, 1991
Part of Anne Braden Oral History Project
- Interview with Lyman T. Johnson, June 24, 1991
- Catherine Fosl; interviewer. Lyman T. Johnson; interviewee.
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- In this interview, educator and civil rights activist Lyman T. Johnson remembers working with Anne Braden from the early days of their civil rights efforts, to the post civil rights campaign in Louisville, Kentucky. During Johnson's time as president of the Louisville Branch of the NAACP, Anne Braden was an NAACP member. Johnson describes the negative reaction of board members and the caution of the African American community toward Anne and Carl Braden who identified as socialist. Johnson also speaks to the varying degrees of public acceptance toward him as the black, male, civil rights activist, and Anne Braden as a white, female, socialist, civil rights activist.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- Johnson, Lyman T., 1906-1997--Interviews., Civil rights movements--United States., Civil rights workers., Louisville (Ky.), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Louisville Branch., Braden, Anne, 1924-2006., Braden, Carl, 1914-1975., Segregation in education--Kentucky., University of Kentucky--History., Jefferson County (Ky.). Board of Education., Jefferson County Public Schools., Louisville (Ky.). Division of Police., Prostitution., Socialism., Communism., Central High School (Louisville, Ky.), College integration., Segregation in higher education., Journalism., Segregation., Racism., Police brutality.
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