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Myth and Miracles from the King Years: Taylor Branch
Myth and Miracles from the King Years: Taylor Branch
Published: 2014/02/05
Channel: Brown University
Our American Epic: Taylor Branch on Telling the Story of the Civil Rights Movement
Our American Epic: Taylor Branch on Telling the Story of the Civil Rights Movement
Published: 2013/12/03
Channel: Berkley Center
The Shame of College Sports Taylor Branch Interview (September 14, 2011)
The Shame of College Sports Taylor Branch Interview (September 14, 2011)
Published: 2011/09/15
Channel: Absolutely
Taylor Branch talks about America in the King Years, 1965-1968
Taylor Branch talks about America in the King Years, 1965-1968
Published: 2014/03/31
Channel: WGBHForum
Taylor Branch to Discuss
Taylor Branch to Discuss 'The Shame of College Sports'
Published: 2013/10/15
Channel: Elmhurst College
Historian Taylor Branch on the King years
Historian Taylor Branch on the King years
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: hocopolitso
Taylor Branch explains the role of the public in shaping democracy
Taylor Branch explains the role of the public in shaping democracy
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: Elon University
Taylor Branch | Charlie Rose
Taylor Branch | Charlie Rose
Published: 2009/10/21
Channel: Charlie Rose
Taylor Branch: 2015 Records of Achievement Award Honoree
Taylor Branch: 2015 Records of Achievement Award Honoree
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: ArchivesFoundation
Taylor BRANCH, The Clinton tapes, historian and journalist
Taylor BRANCH, The Clinton tapes, historian and journalist
Published: 2010/04/28
Channel: FRANCE 24 English
2015 Records of Achievement Award Ceremony with Taylor Branch and Eric Holder
2015 Records of Achievement Award Ceremony with Taylor Branch and Eric Holder
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: ArchivesFoundation
Oral History Interview with Taylor Branch
Oral History Interview with Taylor Branch
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: Georgia WritersHallofFame
Historian Taylor Branch on the March on Washington and the Kennedys
Historian Taylor Branch on the March on Washington and the Kennedys' Aversion to Dr. King's Struggle
Published: 2013/08/29
Channel: Democracy Now!
Taylor Branch on the Civil Rights Movement, Football, Modern American Politics and Much More
Taylor Branch on the Civil Rights Movement, Football, Modern American Politics and Much More
Published: 2013/01/25
Channel: The Aspen Institute
Bowman Gray 7-15-17 Sportsman Race Taylor Branch spins Tommy Neal -Part 1
Bowman Gray 7-15-17 Sportsman Race Taylor Branch spins Tommy Neal -Part 1
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: roxxxtar74
Taylor Branch discusses the deeper impact of the Civil Rights Movement
Taylor Branch discusses the deeper impact of the Civil Rights Movement
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: Elon University
James Cone and Taylor Branch on MLK
James Cone and Taylor Branch on MLK's Fight for Economic Equality
Published: 2013/04/05
Channel: Moyers & Company
Taylor Branch  The Clinton Tapes
Taylor Branch The Clinton Tapes
Published: 2014/03/12
Channel: WGBHForum
Taylor Branch: College athletes
Taylor Branch: College athletes' unpaid labor is un-American
Published: 2012/09/10
Channel: American Enterprise Institute
Taylor Branch on the History and Legacy of Racial Politics in the US
Taylor Branch on the History and Legacy of Racial Politics in the US
Published: 2013/12/17
Channel: Berkley Center
Taylor Branch reveals
Taylor Branch reveals 'The King Years'
Published: 2013/01/16
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Mr. Taylor Branch, Michigan State University Slavery to Freedom lecture series
Mr. Taylor Branch, Michigan State University Slavery to Freedom lecture series
Published: 2014/05/07
Channel: MSUCOM0
UVU: Turning Points in History with Taylor Branch
UVU: Turning Points in History with Taylor Branch
Published: 2011/03/10
Channel: UtahValleyUniversity
Bowman Gray Stadium 7-18-15 Taylor Branch And Tommy Neal
Bowman Gray Stadium 7-18-15 Taylor Branch And Tommy Neal
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: roxxxtar74
The Conversation | Taylor Branch
The Conversation | Taylor Branch
Published: 2010/03/05
Channel: UNC-Chapel Hill
Bowman Gray 7-15-17 Sportsman Tommy Neal waits for and retaliates against Taylor Branch
Bowman Gray 7-15-17 Sportsman Tommy Neal waits for and retaliates against Taylor Branch
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: roxxxtar74
Taylor Branch Visits Providence College
Taylor Branch Visits Providence College
Published: 2015/02/10
Channel: Providence College
Taylor Branch (10/20/09)
Taylor Branch (10/20/09)
Published: 2009/11/03
Channel: Commonwealth Club
2015 McGarr Symposium, Frank DeFord Lecture by Taylor Branch
2015 McGarr Symposium, Frank DeFord Lecture by Taylor Branch
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: Moody College of Communication
Bowman Gray 8-22-15 Tommy Neal and Taylor Branch after the checkered flag
Bowman Gray 8-22-15 Tommy Neal and Taylor Branch after the checkered flag
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: roxxxtar74
Civil Rights Historian Taylor Branch
Civil Rights Historian Taylor Branch
Published: 2013/04/11
Channel: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Book TV: Taylor Branch, "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement"
Book TV: Taylor Branch, "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement"
Published: 2013/02/04
Channel: BookTV
Taylor Branch: 2013 National Book Festival
Taylor Branch: 2013 National Book Festival
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: LibraryOfCongress
#WSOFNYC: David Branch v Louis Taylor Middleweight Title Fight
#WSOFNYC: David Branch v Louis Taylor Middleweight Title Fight
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: ProFightLeague
The King Years - Taylor Branch Interview
The King Years - Taylor Branch Interview
Published: 2013/01/29
Channel: Conn Jackson
Civil Rights 50th Anniversary: Taylor Branch Extended Interview
Civil Rights 50th Anniversary: Taylor Branch Extended Interview
Published: 2013/06/21
Channel: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Should NCAA players be paid?
Should NCAA players be paid?
Published: 2014/07/22
Channel: Vox
Taylor Branch: Off The Shelf
Taylor Branch: Off The Shelf
Published: 2009/11/08
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Taylor Branch on College Students and Sit In Movement
Taylor Branch on College Students and Sit In Movement
Published: 2013/01/17
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Taylor Branch: How Does Bill Clinton Compare with Lyndon Johnson?
Taylor Branch: How Does Bill Clinton Compare with Lyndon Johnson?
Published: 2009/10/26
Channel: Zocalo Public Square
Taylor Branch Interview at MLK Event at the Apollo Theater
Taylor Branch Interview at MLK Event at the Apollo Theater
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: WNYC
Taylor Branch on writing The Clinton Tapes
Taylor Branch on writing The Clinton Tapes
Published: 2015/04/21
Channel: Overheard with Evan Smith
Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian Taylor Branch Remembers Julian Bond (1940-2015)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian Taylor Branch Remembers Julian Bond (1940-2015)
Published: 2015/08/17
Channel: Democracy Now!
Taylor Branch keynote address against the injustice of government-sanctioned predatory gambling
Taylor Branch keynote address against the injustice of government-sanctioned predatory gambling
Published: 2012/05/16
Channel: Stop Predatory Gambling
Roger Wilkins & Taylor Branch on the Late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Roger Wilkins & Taylor Branch on the Late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: American Constitution Society
Taylor Branch #86 at caraway speedway
Taylor Branch #86 at caraway speedway
Published: 2013/09/29
Channel: Spencer David
Author Taylor Branch on Healthcare Reform
Author Taylor Branch on Healthcare Reform
Published: 2010/02/22
Channel: Bill Hughes
Civil Rights Summit: Taylor Branch Describes the Partnership between LBJ & MLK
Civil Rights Summit: Taylor Branch Describes the Partnership between LBJ & MLK
Published: 2014/04/11
Channel: LBJ Foundation
Texas Country Music + Singer Songwriter+Original Song+ Taylor Branch from Father Brother
Texas Country Music + Singer Songwriter+Original Song+ Taylor Branch from Father Brother
Published: 2015/08/11
Channel: Father Brother
Taylor Branch: "“How Spiritual Faith Impacted the Civil Rights Movement in America”
Taylor Branch: "“How Spiritual Faith Impacted the Civil Rights Movement in America”
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Perkins School of Theology SMU
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Taylor Branch
Taylor branch 2009.jpg
Taylor Branch at the 2009 Texas Book Festival.
Born (1947-01-14) January 14, 1947 (age 71)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Education The Westminster Schools
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
Princeton University
Genre Non-fiction
Notable works America in the King Years
Notable awards MacArthur Fellowship;
National Humanities Medal;
Pulitzer Prize for History
Spouse Christina Macy
Children 2

Taylor Branch (born January 14, 1947) is an American author and historian best known for his trilogy of books chronicling the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and much of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. The third and final volume of the 2,912-page trilogy—collectively called America in the King Years—was released in January 2006, and a selected summary of the trilogy, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, was released in 2013.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

Branch graduated from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta in 1964. From there, he went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship. He graduated in 1968 and went on to earn an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1970.

He was a lecturer in politics and history at Goucher College from 1998 to 2000.

Career[edit]

Branch at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2014

Branch served as an assistant editor at The Washington Monthly from 1970 to 1973; he was Washington editor of Harper's from 1973 to 1976; and he was Washington columnist for Esquire Magazine from 1976 to 1977. He also has written for a variety of other publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Sport, The New Republic, and Texas Monthly.

In 1972, Branch worked for the Texas campaign of Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern. Branch shared an apartment in Austin with Bill Clinton, and the two developed a friendship that continues today. He also worked with Hillary Rodham, Bill's then-girlfriend and Yale Law School classmate, and later Clinton's wife.

Branch's book on former president Bill Clinton, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History With The President, was written from many tape-recorded interviews and conversations between the two, most of which occurred in the White House during Clinton's two terms in office and which were not disclosed publicly until 2009 at the time of the book's publication.

Taylor Branch received a five-year MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (also known as a "genius grant") in 1991 and the National Humanities Medal in 1999. In 2008, he received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Lifetime Achievement Award,[1] presented to him by special guest Edwin C. Moses.[2]

In 2013, he co-produced Schooled: The Price of College Sports based on his 2011 book The Cartel.[3]

in 2015, he received the BIO Award from Biographers International Organization, for his contributions to the art and craft of biography.[4]

Controversial statements[edit]

Branch has stated that Black Hebrew Israelites were denied citizenship under the Israeli law of return because of alleged anti-Black sentiment among Israeli Jews.[5][6] Branch was criticized by Seth Forman, who said the claims seem baseless, particularly in light of Israel's airlift of thousands of black Ethiopian Jews in the early 1990s.[7] A group of American civil rights activists led by Bayard Rustin investigated and concluded that racism was not the cause of Black Hebrews' situation.[8]

Family[edit]

Branch lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife, Christina Macy, and their two children, Macy (born 1980) and Franklin (born 1983).

Books[edit]

Pulitzer Prize for History, 1989
National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, 1988
English-Speaking Union Book Award, 1989
(Finalist): National Book Award, Non-Fiction, 1989
  • Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65 (Simon & Schuster: 1998)
American Bar Association, Silver Gavel Award, 1999
Imus Book Award, 1999
The Hillman Prize, 1998[9]
  • At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968 (Simon & Schuster: 2006)
Heartland Prize for non-fiction, Chicago Tribune, 2006.[10]

Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008 [11]

  • The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President (Simon & Schuster: 2009)[12]
  • The Cartel: Inside the Rise and Imminent Fall of the NCAA (Byliner, 2011)
  • The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (Simon & Schuster 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ King biographer latest Literary Peace Prize honoree
  2. ^ Dayton Literary Peace Prize - Edwin C. Moses
  3. ^ Schooled: The Price of College Sports on IMDb
  4. ^ The BIO Award, Biographers International Organization
  5. ^ Forman, Seth, Blacks in the Jewish Mind: A Crisis of Liberalism, p. 14-15
  6. ^ Branch, Taylor "Blacks and Jews: The Uncivil War", in Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews (Salzman, Ed), 1992
  7. ^ Blacks in the Jewish mind: a crisis of liberalism, Seth Forman, NYU Press, 1998: p. 15
  8. ^ Shipler, David K. (January 30, 1981). "Israelis Urged To Act Over Black Hebrew Cult". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  9. ^ "The Hillman Prize Previous Honorees". 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Taylor Branch and Louise Erdrich Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, 2006 (video)". Chicago Humanities Festival. 5 November 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org/2008-lifetime.htm
  12. ^ "The Clinton Tapes, Wrestling History with the President". Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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