Due to unforeseen circumstances, Harry Belafonte will no longer deliver opening remarks.
In 1955, on the first night of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, an untested, 26-year-old Baptist pastor made an impromptu speech that catapulted him into the public consciousness as one of the faces of the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. Celebrated author Taylor Branch, in conversation with Bob Herbert, discusses the life and career of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the watershed moments in Civil Rights during King’s time.
Taylor Branch is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the landmark Civil Rights trilogy America in the King Years and the new collection, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement. Bob Herbert (moderator) is a Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos and a contributing editor at the American Prospect magazine.
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