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    Taylor Branch on the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Historian Taylor Branch, author of a trilogy of books on the civil rights era, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, spoke about the life…

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    Researching and Writing Biographies

    Taylor Branch talked about the challenges of researching and writing biographies. His trilogy on the civil rights era chronicled Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work during that period.

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    President Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Panelists talked about the relationship between President Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr. The panel, “LBJ and MLK: Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream,” took place at a Civil…

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    College Athletes and Academics

    NCAA President Mark Emmert, two former college football players, author and historian Taylor Branch, and other witnesses testified on college athletes and academics. The hearing was held in…

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    The King Years

    Taylor Branch talked about his book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, in which he presents his thoughts on key moments in the Civil Rights Movement. He spoke…

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    Eleanor Holmes Norton and Taylor Branch on Civil Rights

    Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked with Taylor Branch, author of The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, about key moments in the civil rights movement. They also…

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    The King Years

    Taylor Branch, author of the multi-volume, America in the King Years, presented his thoughts on key moments in the Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Branch spoke at the Atlanta History Center.…

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    Race and President Obama's Second Term

    Panelists talked about racial progress since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago and what disparities remained at the start of President Obama’s second term. He used the…

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    Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years

    Mr. Branch talked about his new book, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65, published by Simon and Schuster. This is the second in a three-volume work on the civil rights…

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    Student Athletes and Higher Education

    Panelists debated whether the evolving definition of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) concept of “student athlete” and its impact on higher education. Among the issues…

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    2011 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards

    The J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards were given at Columbia University in New York City. Eliza Griswold received the Lukas Book Award for The Tenth Parallel. Isabel Wilkerson received…

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    The Johnson White House Tapes and Civil Rights

    A panel discussion was held at the release of annotated transcripts of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s White House tapes of June 1 - July 4, 1964. In those 34 days he was occupied by America’s role in Vietnam,…

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    At Canaans Edge

    Mr. Branch talked about his biography, At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, published by Simon and Schuster. This is the third volume of Branch’s King Years trilogy, and it…

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    After Words with Taylor Branch

    Taylor Branch talked about his book The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President(Simon & Schuster; September 29, 2009). In his book Taylor Branch recalls his eight years of private meetings…

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    The Clinton Tapes

    Taylor Branch talked about his book The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President (Simon & Schuster; September 29, 2009). In his book Taylor Branch recalls his eight years of private…

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    The Clinton Tapes

    Taylor Branch talked about his new book, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President (Simon & Schuster; September 29, 2009), which recounts his meetings with President Clinton…

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    JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968, Part 1

    Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel to President Kennedy; Harris Wofford, President Kennedy’s chairman for the Subcabinet Group on Civil Rights; Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pillar of…

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    In Depth with Taylor Branch

    Taylor Branch talked about his life, his writing, and his interest in telling the story of the civil rights movement through the lens of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. He responded to…

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    America in the King Years

    Taylor Branch talked about his 26 year project, America in the King Years. The trilogy of books includes Parting the Waters, Pillor of Fire, and At Canaan’s Edge, published by Simon and…

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    BookTV In Depth Vignettes

    In Depth focused on the lives and writings of numerous authors. Authors included Shelby Foote, Ray Kurzweil, Taylor Branch, John Hope Franklin, David Lewis, Shelby Steele, Harold Holzer, Nell…

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