Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, Part I - 1954-63

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Taylor Branch

Narrated By: Joe Morton, CCH Pounder

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: February 1998

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes


Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations.

This audio adaptation focuses primarily on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the key moments that defined his rise to the forefront of the civil rights movement. From Rosa Parks' monumental arrest in Montgomery to King's imprisonment in Birmingham and his triumphant march on Washington, Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness. He illuminates the stunning courage and private conflict, the deals, maneuvers, betrayals, and rivalries that determined history behind closed doors, at boycotts and sit-ins, on bloody freedom rides, and through siege and murder.