photo credits: Wikimedia Commons
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Princeton University, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, The Westminster Schools
occupation: historian, author, writer
award received: MacArthur Fellows Program, Pulitzer Prize for History, National Humanities Medal, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Heartland Prize
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.
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