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A Day for Book Lovers features Martin Luther King-years author

The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
September 03, 2013

McDaniel College and the Friends of Carroll County Public Library host the third annual A Day for Book Lovers featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, and Tim Hepp of Simon & Schuster will present a book buzz on new, undiscovered and must read books.

This always sold-out event is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23 in Decker Center Forum, McDaniel College. Cost is $20, which includes lunch and a copy of Branch’s latest book, “The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement.”

Taylor Branch is best known for his landmark narrative history of the civil rights era, “America in the King Years.” The trilogy’s first book, “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63,” won the Pulitzer Prize for History along with other awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award. Two successive volumes also gained critical and popular success, “Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65,” and “At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68.”

His latest book, “The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement,” identifies 18 essential movements from the civil rights movement and places each in historical context. Branch received a five-year MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1991 and the National Humanities Medal in 1999. More information can be found at TaylorBranch.com.

To register, visit https://library.carr.org/booklovers/ or call the Carroll County Public Library at 410-386-4500.

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