Author Taylor Branch will deliver the 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the Cogut Center for the Humanities. Best known for his narrative history of the civil rights era, Branch is the author of a three-part volume titled America in the King Years. In 1989, Branch's first part of the trilogy, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years (1988), won the Pulizer Prize for History. His most recent works include The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (2013), and The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President (2009). A reception and book signing will follow the lecture in Sayles Hall. The event begins at 4:30 in the Salomon Center for Teaching, DeCiccio Family Auditorium, the College Green. http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2014/01/mlk
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