The former home of Carl and Anne Braden is now the site of a historical marker, recognizing the Bradens’ role in the civil rights and fair housing movements. In the 1950’s, the Bradens purchased a home in an all-white neighborhood for a black family, drawing national attention to their cause.
James Green brought his three sons, ages 12, 14 and 16, with him to the unveiling – so they could learn about the Bradens’ legacy.
“I wanted them to come here because I wanted them to know that the history of this community and across this country is a history of caring people, and caring people don’t have to look like you. Caring people can come from all races and I wanted them to know that the history of Anne Braden and her husband was a history of people who care, and showed a great deal of commitment,” said Green.
The placement of the marker is also in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the National Fair Housing Act.