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Film Explores Life of Kentucky Civil Rights Leader

A documentary exploring the life of Kentucky civil rights leader Anne Braden is set to premiere in Louisville this weekend. The film, produced by Whitesburg-based Appalshop, gives people a look at the extraordinary life and legacy of Braden, who was hailed by the late Martin Luther King Jr. as "eloquent and prophetic" in her rejection of segregation in Louisville.

The 80-year-old was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville neighborhood in 1954.

"Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" will be shown at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

Appalshop filmmakers Anne Lewis and Mimi Pickering will be available to talk with the audience immediately after the showing.