Remembering the Wades, the Bradens and the Struggle for Racial Integration in Louisville

December 01, 2014
This year, many in Louisville have been marking the anniversary of a touchstone event of the Civil Rights era.
     It started 60 years ago when white activists, led by Carl and Anne Braden purchased a home on behalf of a young black family.
      Andrew, Charlotte and Rosemary Wade stand on the front porch of their new home in Shively the day after someone hurled a rock through the front window.
     Credit Al Blunk / The Courier-Journal That act touched off weeks of racial violence and led to serious criminal charges against the activists.