(Jefferson County, 1924-2006) In the tradition of the greatest freedom fighters, Anne Braden has spent the last fifty years helping to lead a generation of activists from the labor and civil rights movements. Ms. Braden has been a role model and friend to such well know figures as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson, Julian Bond, Angela Davis, The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, and the Rev. C.T. Vivian, and she continues to energize the multi-racial movement for social justice. Few serious authors on the history of the civil rights movement fail to mention Anne Braden and her contribution to its progress. Anne Braden, activist, writer and organizer, embodies a vision of progression and humanitarianism of the highest calling.