Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65

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Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65

Author: Taylor Branch
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 768
Cover Price: $ 17.00

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In the second volume of the three-part trilogy of monumental history that began with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Parting the Waters", Taylor Branch recreates the dramas that affected every American as the civil rights movement grew in size, impact, and intensity. Particular emphasis is laid on the influence of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The civil rights movement, which aimed to deliver the rights assured black Americans in the post-Civil-War amendments, reached its peak of activity in the 1960's. Martin Luther King Jr came to national prominence through the Montgomery Bus Boycott and remained the most influential Civil Rights leader until his assassination.