The first exhibition was timed to coincide with an exact date in the case history Anne and Carl Braden were indicted for sedition on October 1, 1954 and to bring visitors thoughts into the present day with a series of events in the library and at the university that culminated with the annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture. Staff of the partnering institutions and guests were honored to have descendants of Andrew and Charlotte Wade speak at the exhibit's opening reception. The library later held a screening of the documentary, Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (produced by Appalshop, 2012), and at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, theater students performed Moving forward, living backward, or just standing still?, a community-written one-act play that addresses issues of race, media, and policing to link events of 1954 Louisville with those in Ferguson, MO, in 2014. Portions of Black Freedom, White Allies, and Red Scare were later displayed in January 2015 at the Brandeis School of Law Library, and at The Galt House hotel during the 16th annual White Privilege Conference. In 2015, the Braden Institute received a generous donation to adapt the brick-and-mortar exhibition into a digital exhibit.