Pulitzer-winner Taylor Branch discusses nonviolence and power

Mar. 27, 2012 10:39 am

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch spoke Monday, March 19, at UNC on the relationship between violence, nonviolence and power. He focused his lecture through the lens of the Civil Rights Movement.

Branch’s lecture, titled “Violence and Nonviolence in History and Everyday Life,” presented violence and power not as allies but as antagonists to one another.

Branch spoke at UNC in February on the business of college sports, a topic he wrote about for The Atlantic. He is this year’s Morehead-Cain Visiting Distinguished Professor, and his lecture was sponsored by UNC’s Honors Program.

Click below to listen to the audio recording of Branch’s nonviolence lecture:

Recording provided by Eric Johnson of the Morehead-Cain Foundation.