'Parting the Waters' by Taylor Branch Listener Paul from Cedar Falls, Iowa, recommends the biographical series on Martin Luther King Jr. by author Taylor Branch.
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'Parting the Waters' by Taylor Branch

"I've just begun the first of three volumes written by award winning historian Taylor Branch documenting the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63. An NPR interview with the author alerted me to this monumental and valuable work.

"Volume One is a fascinating, fact-fllled account of the strategies and actions of those many heroic leaders, clergy, politicians, judges, lawyers, students and other brave and daring citizens who led a divided country toward a new era of racial integration... I recommend a consideration of these inspiring books to other readers. Taylor Branch has earned my applause."

— From Paul, who listens to member station KUNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa

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