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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 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 | Charlie Rose
Taylor Branch | Charlie Rose
Published: 2009/10/21
Channel: Charlie Rose
John Shattuck and Taylor Branch - Inside the Struggle, December 7 - 8, 2015
John Shattuck and Taylor Branch - Inside the Struggle, December 7 - 8, 2015
Published: 2015/12/15
Channel: Central European University
David Branch vs. Jesse Taylor at WSOF 10 - June 21, 2014
David Branch vs. Jesse Taylor at WSOF 10 - June 21, 2014
Published: 2015/09/10
Channel: MMAjunkie
#WSOFNYC: David Branch v Louis Taylor Middleweight Title Fight
#WSOFNYC: David Branch v Louis Taylor Middleweight Title Fight
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: ProFightLeague
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 Interview at MLK Event at the Apollo Theater
Taylor Branch Interview at MLK Event at the Apollo Theater
Published: 2016/01/19
Channel: WNYC
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 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 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
UVU: Turning Points in History with Taylor Branch
UVU: Turning Points in History with Taylor Branch
Published: 2011/03/10
Channel: UtahValleyUniversity
Taylor Branch reveals
Taylor Branch reveals 'The King Years'
Published: 2013/01/16
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
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
Book TV: After Words: Taylor Branch, "The Clinton Tapes"
Book TV: After Words: Taylor Branch, "The Clinton Tapes"
Published: 2009/10/23
Channel: BookTV
The King Years - Taylor Branch Interview
The King Years - Taylor Branch Interview
Published: 2013/01/29
Channel: Conn Jackson
Taylor Branch #86 at caraway speedway
Taylor Branch #86 at caraway speedway
Published: 2013/09/29
Channel: Spencer David
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
The Conversation | Taylor Branch
The Conversation | Taylor Branch
Published: 2010/03/05
Channel: UNC-Chapel Hill
2015 Deford Lecture: Taylor Branch
2015 Deford Lecture: Taylor Branch
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: The Texas Program in Sports and Media
Taylor Branch: 2015 Records of Achievement Award Honoree
Taylor Branch: 2015 Records of Achievement Award Honoree
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: ArchivesFoundation
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
Oral History Interview with Taylor Branch
Oral History Interview with Taylor Branch
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: Georgia WritersHallofFame
Bowman Gray 6-3-17 Taylor Branch upset with Zack Clifton
Bowman Gray 6-3-17 Taylor Branch upset with Zack Clifton
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: roxxxtar74
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: 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 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
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 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
Taylor Branch: 2013 National Book Festival
Taylor Branch: 2013 National Book Festival
Published: 2014/02/10
Channel: LibraryOfCongress
Taylor Branch: College athletes
Taylor Branch: College athletes' unpaid labor is un-American
Published: 2012/09/10
Channel: American Enterprise Institute
Taylor Branch Wins at Bowman Gray Stadium
Taylor Branch Wins at Bowman Gray Stadium
Published: 2013/07/11
Channel: Leadonna Fritts
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 (11-4-11)
Taylor Branch (11-4-11)
Published: 2011/11/08
Channel: The City Club of Cleveland
Taylor Branch: Off The Shelf
Taylor Branch: Off The Shelf
Published: 2009/11/08
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
The Honorable John Lewis & Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor Branch
The Honorable John Lewis & Pulitzer Prize Winner Taylor Branch
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: American Constitution Society
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!
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!
Race, History and Obama
Race, History and Obama's Second Term: Taylor Branch on a Second Emancipation
Published: 2013/01/30
Channel: theWashingtonMonthly
Civil Rights 50th Anniversary: Taylor Branch Extended Interview
Civil Rights 50th Anniversary: Taylor Branch Extended Interview
Published: 2013/06/21
Channel: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Taylor Branch at Elon University on paying college athletes
Taylor Branch at Elon University on paying college athletes
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: Michael Bodley
Taylor Branch
Taylor Branch
Published: 2008/11/14
Channel: Daniel Hunter
Taylor Branch (10/20/09)
Taylor Branch (10/20/09)
Published: 2009/11/03
Channel: Commonwealth Club
01.25.13: Taylor Branch on MLK, JFK and Segregation
01.25.13: Taylor Branch on MLK, JFK and Segregation
Published: 2013/01/26
Channel: CREWof42
Jonathan Schell and Taylor Branch in Conversation
Jonathan Schell and Taylor Branch in Conversation
Published: 2012/09/13
Channel: TheNationInstitute
Tommy Neal Derek Stoltz/Taylor branch and Michael adams
Tommy Neal Derek Stoltz/Taylor branch and Michael adams
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: thomas Quigley
7/15/17 Tommy Neal and Taylor Branch Bowman Gray Stadium
7/15/17 Tommy Neal and Taylor Branch Bowman Gray Stadium
Published: 2017/07/22
Channel: Toni Prevette
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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 70)
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 wide 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.

In October 1976, Simon & Schuster published Blind Ambition, which purports to be mainly a Watergate-related memoir by John Dean, the former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon. On several occasions, Taylor Branch has publicly stated that he was the ghostwriter for this book. John Dean has denied this, though in 1995 gave sworn-deposition testimony that Taylor Branch actually wrote large sections of the book without his (Mr. Dean's) participation, knowledge, or approval. John Dean claimed furthermore that these sections written by Taylor Branch were partially fictional. Taylor Branch has, in turn, denied John Dean's claims and continues to assert, even on his website (cited below under "External links"), that he was, in fact, the ghostwriter for "Blind Ambition," and that all of the book's content originated with Dean.

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, Taylor Branch 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]

In his 1992 essay published in Esquire magazine titled "Blacks and Jews: The Uncivil War", Branch made multiple statements considered disparaging by supporters of the Jewish people. Among them is a statement that the Jews have produced ("canonized" as Branch put it) "no prophets in 2 millennium". Going on, he calls Louis Farrakhan "a prophet" along with Jesse Jackson.

Branch claims that Zionism is a stolen idea from earlier "Black Zionism" of African Americans when establishing Liberia in 1847[dubious ] Branch claims that it is inevitable that blacks and Jews are permanently doomed to quarrel as enemies. Among the most controversial statements was that the Jews have been "perpetrators of racial hate", citing his claims 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] The Israeli Supreme Court has unanimously declared it illegal and "against the spirit" of the State of Israel to detain any African non-Jews who enter Israel to settle illegally (over a hundred non-Jewish Africans have legally attained Israeli citizenship) for more than 90 days under any circumstance,[9][10] before finding them asylum elsewhere or releasing them.

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[11]
  • At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968 (Simon & Schuster: 2006)
Heartland Prize for non-fiction, Chicago Tribune, 2006.[12]

Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008 [13]

  • The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President (Simon & Schuster: 2009)[14]
  • 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. ^ http://www.france24.com/en/20130917-israeli-court-strikes-down-law-targeting-african-migrants
  10. ^ http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Court-overrules-government-policy-gives-state-90-days-to-free-detained-migrants-326263
  11. ^ "The Hillman Prize Previous Honorees". 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "Taylor Branch and Louise Erdrich Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, 2006 (video)". Chicago Humanities Festival. 5 November 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org/2008-lifetime.htm
  14. ^ "The Clinton Tapes, Wrestling History with the President". Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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