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Taylor Branch

Born: Jan 14, 1947

Birthplace: Atlanta

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Taylor Branch

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1947
Birth Place : Atlanta

Taylor Branch is an American author and historian best known for his award-winning 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.

Profession


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Historian
  • Essayist
  • Social Historian

Spouse


  • Christina Macy

Children


  • Macy Branch
  • Franklin Branch

Awards Won


  • MacArthur Fellowship
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • Pulitzer Prize for History
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction
  • Ambassador Book Award for Biography & Autobiography
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