Taylor Branch

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian

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Historian and author of The Cartel: Inside the Rise and Imminent Fall of the NCAA, the Pulitzer Prize-winning three-volume history of the civil-rights movement, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, and The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement and The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Era arguably began in 1954, when the US Supreme Court  desegregated the public schools  — in a decision that was unanimous.

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