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Encyclopedia > Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch is the author of Pulitzer Prize-winning Parting the Waters and Pillar of Fire. He has recently published the last volume in his series about the King Years, At Canaan's Edge. Listen to this article (help) Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...

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Taylor Branch Discusses New Book (922 words)
Branch, who lives in Baltimore and teaches a civil rights course at Goucher College, was a frequent visitor to the Library's Manuscript Reading Room for access to the Reinhold Niebuhr papers, which document the educator's efforts to apply religious and ethical standards to race relations.
Branch labeled the period of the civil rights movement "the King years" because the Rev. Martin Luther King's speeches were the most recognized source of hope and understanding for the nation then and now.
Branch for preserving the passion and moving details of the era.
Books by Taylor Branch (1235 words)
Branch opens with the authorities' violent suppression of a voting-rights march in Alabama on March 7, 1965.
Branch brings to bear fifteen years of research--archival investigation; nearly two thousand interviews; new primary sources, from FBI wiretaps to White House telephone recordings--in a seminal work of history.
Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness and illuminates the stunning courage and private conflict, the deals, maneuvers, betrayals, and rivalries that determined history behind closed doors, at boycotts and sit-ins, on bloody freedom rides, and through siege and murder.
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