1h 10min | English | 17 May 2019
Mr. Branch is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the landmark narrative history of the Southern civil rights movement, America in the King Years, 1954-1968 (Parting the Waters, 1988; Pillar of Fire, 1998, At Canaan's Edge, 2006). Here, Mr. Branch discusses how he developed his interest in the Southern freedom movement while growing up in segregated Atlanta and later in college, how he came to know Julian Bond, their work together for the 1968 Democratic convention and his impressions of and relationship with Mr. Bond.
An interview with Taylor Branch for the Julian Bond Oral History Project, sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University. Conducted in Washington, D.C. by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government at American University and Project Director, on September 7th, 2018. This project documents the rise of Julian Bond from his early years in the Atlanta student movement to becoming a founding member and later communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to his rise to national prominence by 1968.
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Project Director: Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University Research and Technical Support: Gracie Brett, Lianna Bright, Audra Gale and Colleen Vivaldi