Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Five books about the civil rights movement

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on the civil rights movement:
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963
by Taylor Branch

The Civil Rights Movement was in many ways a grass-roots response to decades of oppression. But it was also the outcome of carefully orchestrated political actions and behind-the-scenes negotiations between leaders who collaborated -- and sometimes competed. Branch's magnificent three-part series, which begins with Parting the Waters, renders the epic story of the movement's march to legal triumph.
Read about the other books on the list. 

Parting the Waters is one of Gal Beckerman's six favorite books about political movements.

--Marshal Zeringue