Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear

Taylor Branch, Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Segment #1 (1-20-19)

Taylor Branch, Author, At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68. We spoke to Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author Taylor Branch. He joined the show to talk about his latest project. The book concludes Branch’s history of the civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King’s heroic role at the center of it all. While on Sunday Morning Magazine, Branch explained that the new book chronicles King’s efforts to hold his movement together in the face of internal factions that disagreed about strategy, tactics, and whether they could achieve their goals solely through nonviolence. Branch also spoke about the intermittent hostility Dr. King faced from President Johnson’s administration. Branch also provided insight into the unrelenting harassment Dr. King endured at the hands of the FBI.