Past Appearances

Thursday, April 10, 2014
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Symposium: “Ethical Issues in Sports”
Place & Time TBA

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
LBJ Library
Austin, Texas
The Civil Rights Summit: We Shall Overcome, 1964-2014
Time TBA

more information: LBJ Library Announcement Civil Rights Summit website

Sunday, February 23, 2014
5:00 pm
First Baptist Church
99 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC

Looking Ahead With Dr. King
A Presentation Jointly to the two First Baptist Churches of Raleigh NC One historically African American and the other historically white Both churches standing near North Carolina’s capitol

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Myth and Miracles from the King Years

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Monday, January 20, 2014
Civil Rights Then and Now: Reflections on the King Years
7 pm

Open to the public
Kiehle Auditorium
University of Minnesota Crookston

University of Minnesota Crookston Official Blog Article of Event >
Crookston Times Article of Event>

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
A Talk on Martin Luther King, Jr.
8 pm

Pioneer Institute for Public Policy
Omni Parker House
Boston, Massachusetts

More info coming soon >

Monday, January 13, 2014
Baltimore Masters Series
7 pm

Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
2013 Human Rights Summit

Sunday, November 24, 2013
National Council for the Social Studies

Saturday, November 23, 2013
National Council for the Social Studies

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Center for the Study of Transformative Lives at New York University
Autumn Lecture, “The Beloved Community: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement”
20 Cooper Square, seventh floor, NYC

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
American Negro Playwright Theatre, Nashville, TN

A Talk on Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, October 18, 2013
Maryland Council for Social Studies

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

Ethics in Athletics.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Event at the U.S. State Department

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

“Myth & Miracles from the King Years”

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Teaching Workshop with Teacher on using “The King Years”
Teach for America
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Homewood Campus

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Elon University, Elon, NC

“Myth & Miracles from the King Years”

Saturday, September 21, 2013

National Book Festival
History & Biography Pavilion

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Historian Taylor Branch on the March on Washington and the Kennedy’s Aversion to Dr. King’s Struggle

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
PBS Newshour with Gwen Ifill


Hardball with Chris Matthews
Time: During 7PM news hour, Live

“Tell Me More” with Michelle Martin

Interview about civil rights curriculum and Branch’s online courses.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
“Daily Rundown”
Panel with Dr. Lonnie Bunch, Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

USA Today

Cover story on the 50th anniversary of The March on DC
Mention in a story on The March
Mention in “Playbook” column
Mention in a story on Obama, race and class

Monday, August 26, 2013
Radio National (Australia ABC)
Late Night Live with Phillip Adams

Washington Foreign Press Center

Event with U.S. Department of State


Tavis Smiley Show

Los Angeles Times

Quoted in article about the March

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Face the Nation
Time: 11:00-11:30 AM ET Live
MTP Press Pass
Interview with David Gregory

Saturday, August 24, 2013
Melissa Harris-Perry Show
Time: 11:00-Noon AM ET Live

Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera English

Live on the DC Mall
Time: TBD

Friday, August 23, 2013
PM Drive


Politics with Al Sharpton

Thursday, August 22, 2013
National Radio
Tom Joyner Morning Show


Brian Lehrer Show

CBC-TV (Canadian Broadcasting Corp)

@ National Press Building


MTP Press Pass

Sunday, August 18, 2013
USA Weekend, and Gannett Wires
Article on the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

Monday, August 12, 2013
Roundup of PBS March on Washington coverage

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Smithsonian – National Museum of African American History and Culture

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20560
Warner Bros Theatre

A conversation with Rex Ellis

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West

New York, MY 10024

More info >

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $7 for students and are available on January 4, 2013.

More info >

Thursday, January 31, 2013
“The State of Things” WUNC-FM/NPR, Raleigh Durham)

More info >

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Enoch Pratt Free Library

400 Cathedral Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

More info >

Sunday, January 27, 2013
TV One’s “Washington Watch with Roland Martin”

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Mike Cuthbert Show – AARP Radio

Friday, January 25, 2013

Aspen Institute

Moderated discussion by James Fallows

Thursday, January 24, 2013
WYPR-Maryland Morning

Thursday, January 24, 2013
WAMU-FM-Kojo Nnamdi Show

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

“Get Connected with Conn Jackson”, WAEC-AM

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mark Steiner Show
Download podcast >

Sunday, January 20, 2013
CBS Face the Nation, 11 AM EST

A look at the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joe Califano, Lehigh University’s Dr. James Peterson, and Taylor Branch, author of “The King Years”

Watch video

Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Diane Rehm Show; NPR Radio

Read transcript or download podcast >

Monday, January 14, 2013
“Culture Shocks with Barry Lynn”; NBC Radio

More info >

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
“Armstrong & Getty Show”; KKSF-AM


Thursday, January 10, 2013
Midtown II Auditorium Community Room

AT&T’s annual “In the Circle of Legends” MLK Celebration

725 W Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA

Monday, January 7, 2013
Tom Joyner Show

Taylor Branch interview with Roland Martin, Tom Joyner, Sybil Wilkes and J. Anthony Brown

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Chantilly Ballroom West, Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX

Annual Convention for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, “Featured Session: The State of Intercollegiate Athletics in Today’s Ever-Changing Environment.”

With Wade Manual, Athletics Director at the University of Connecticut; Marilyn McNeil, Athletics Director at Monmouth University; and Tim Selgo, Athletics Director at Grand Valley State University; Moderated by Steve Weinberg of USA Today.

More info >

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Ideas Festival, Panel Discussion “College Sports at a Crossroads: Entertainment or Education?” 

With New York Times columnist Joe Nocera; NCAA Vice President Wallace Renfro; and Oregon State head basketball coach Craig Robinson, moderated by ESPN correspondent Tom Farrey, director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program

More info >

Friday, June 29, 2012
Room TBA at the Hotel Jerome, Aspen Colorado

Aspen Ideas Festival, one-on-one discussion with actress Anna Deavere Smith, “College Sports: A Canary in the Mine?  Will the Higher Education Bubble Burst Like Others?”

More info >

Monday, July 2, 2012
St. Augustine, FL 

Freedom Trail Luncheon
Honoring the St. Augustine Movement

More info >

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
1150 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

In “The Future of College Sports,” the American Enterprise Institute sponsors a public debate between author Taylor Branch and Louisiana State University President Dr. John Lombardi.

Monday, March 19, 2012
“Violence and Nonviolence in History and Everyday Life”

Audio file >

Friday, November 4, 2011
“Forty Years After MLK: Looking Ahead With Obama”

The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44114

Reservations are required. More info >

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Presenter with Bob Moses and Drew S. Days, III
“Breaking the Caste System”
Ceremony Honoring John Doar
Former Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division

Sidwell Friends School
3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Search for Common Ground Awards Ceremony

Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Monday, October 24
Eulogy and Tribute
Funeral of Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth

Faith Chapel
100 Lexington Street
Birmingham, AL 35224

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