Taylor Branch

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Birthday
14, 1947
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Atlanta, GA

About

An American historian, he is best known for America in the King Years, a three-part biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. The work won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Before Fame

He earned an M.A. in public affairs from Princeton University in 1970. He later taught history and politics at Goucher College.

Trivia

He received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in 2008.

Family Life

He married Christy Branch in 1978; the couple raised two children, Macy and Franklin.

Associated With

His historical trilogy, America in the King Years, focuses on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.