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Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian. His books, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 (the Pulitzer Prize Winner for History 1988); Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65; and At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 are part of the Upton Bell Collection at UMass Lowell Libraries in O'Leary Library, 2nd Floor Special Collections and include personal inscriptions.

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Awards won by Taylor Branch

Biographers International Organization BIO Award, 2015

U.S. National Archives Records of Achievement Award, 2015

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, 2015

Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Lifetime Achievement, 2008

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Lifetime Achievement, 2007

J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Finalist, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, 2007

Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, 2007

Search For Common Ground Book Award, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, 2007

Chigago Tribune Heartland Prize for Non-Fiction, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, 2006

National Book Award Finalist, History, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, 2006

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, Biography, At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68, 2006

American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, 1999

Sidney Hillman Book Award, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, 1999

Imus Book Award, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, 1999

Notable Books Council of the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association Selection, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, 1999

National Humanities Medal, 1999

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, 1991

Pulitzer Prize for History, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, 1988

National Book Critics Circle Award, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, 1988

Los Angeles Times Book Award, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, 1988

Melcher Book Award, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, 1988

English-Speaking Union Book Award, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, 1989

Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, 1989

National Book Award Finalist, Non-Fiction, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, 1989

John S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1983

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