Tonight, Book TV talks with authors about the Civil Rights movement in the early 1960's through the end of the decade.
From Book TV's After Words: Clayborne Carson recounts his own journey from teen-aged civil rights activist in his book "Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr." He includes encounters with many leaders and organizers in the Civil Rights Movement.
In "And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Continuing Struggle for Freedom in America," Mary Frances Berry talks about the history and accomplishments of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Prof. Berry also shares stories about her own experience serving on the commission from 1980 to 2004.
And later, Taylor Branch, author of "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement," presents his thoughts on key moments in the Civil Rights Movement. He also discusses his 26 year project, "America in the King Years," a trilogy of books on the movement, which includes "Parting the Waters," "Pillar of Fire" and "At Canaan's Edge."