Join author and journalist Wil Haygood, a Pulitzer finalist, as he explores his upcoming book Tigerland about a black Ohio high school that made sporting history in the tumultuous 1960s.
Haygood has written seven books, including Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America (2015). In 2013, director Lee Daniels adapted Haygood’s bestselling The Butler: A Witness to History into an award-winning historical film starring Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker. Haygood was a correspondent for the Washington Post and Boston Globe, covering events such as Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the ascent of President Obama, Hurricane Katrina, and his own experience as the hostage of Somali rebels. Haygood is Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Miami University’s Department of Media, Journalism & Film, and 2017-2018 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at Washington College.
· Free public event sponsored by Miami University Regionals, Department of Justice and Community Studies, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Services
· Reception to follow