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Pulitzer Prize winner to reflect on civil rights movement - TONIGHT

Taylor Branch's talk, “Myth & Miracles from the King Years,” takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in McCrary Theatre.

Wednesday, September 25  
Taylor Branch, “Myth and Miracles from the King Years”

McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

The Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture Series

Author of the landmark trilogy "America in the King Years," Taylor Branch visits Elon University on Sept. 25 to discuss several watershed moments in civil rights during the time of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

His most acclaimed books include: "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63"; "Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65"; "At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968"; "The Clinton Tapes"; and "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement."

A native of Georgia, Branch earned his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

A full biography and more is available at his website: taylorbranch.com.

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available September 1.

Eric Townsend,
9/22/2013 2:00 PM