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Taylor Branch

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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

Taylor Branch on KCRW

Much of America will stop for a moment today to observe the 50th anniversary of  John F. Kennedy's assassination .

Fifty Years Later: The Legacy of JFK

Much of America will stop for a moment today to observe the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination .

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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.

US Supreme Court and the Convoluted History of Civil Rights

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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America's first black president was sworn in for a second term today, on the national holiday dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Barack Obama Begins His Second Term

America's first black president was sworn in for a second term today, on the national holiday dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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