November 19: Historian Taylor Branch on MLK's Legacy

New York University’s Center for the Study of Transformative Lives invites you to a public lecture where Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch will address the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
20 Cooper Square, 7th floor

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 in 1989. 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, 1965-1968.

In his lecture and in the conversation following, Branch will examine the role of leaders within social movements, explore the complex relationship between individual and corporate agency, and shed light on Martin Luther King, Jr. as a transformative figure on many levels. 

An RSVP is required by e-mailing or by calling 212.998.4291
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