On April 27, 2011, I huddled in my laundry room with my husband and 3-year-old son as the EF4 tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa headed toward our house. It missed us by seven miles, but destroyed the neighboring community of Pleasant Grove, along with several others. It was just one of 62 tornadoes that struck Alabama that day, killing more than […]
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of some of the most pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement. We’re reflecting on the pioneers who fought for equality and tolerance in that defining time, but we’re also looking for today’s civil rights heroes. They’re out there, and we need your help finding them.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch is known for a lot of things, but brevity is not one of them. The nation’s authority on the turbulent 1960s, Branch wrote a three-book series—America in the King Years—that captured his 24 years of research in a definitive narrative history of the Civil Rights era.