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Voting Rights: A Civil Rights Challenge Yesterday and Today | MLK Committee

Sep 20, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Zoellner Arts Center - Baker Hall
420 East Packer Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18015

Susan Meyers

The MLK Committee is proud to bring this noted historian and chronicler of the civil rights era to Lehigh to discuss the issue of voting rights, a timely topic in our national political life.

This is a 5x10 Program (Inclusive Leadership).

Winner of the 1999 National Humanities Medal, and recipient of both a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship, Taylor Branch is an American author and historian best known for his groundbreaking history of the civil rights era, America in the King Years. The first volume in the three volume series, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize along with the National Book Critics Circle Award and several other awards. The two other volumes in the series, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65 and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, also received critical accolades and numerous awards and prizes. Civil rights is the topic of his latest book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement (2013).

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