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Wil Haygood

Wil Haygood has had a remarkable career. He had a decades-long career in journalism, working for the Boston Globe as a foreign and national correspondent and being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work. He joined the staff of the Washington Post in 2002. In 2008, he published the story “A Butler Well Served by this Election,” which was turned into the 2013 movie The Butler starring Forest Whitaker. He is a fellow of the Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Alicia Patterson foundations, as well as the author of seven books of nonfiction. His book Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America (2015) won the 2016 Scribe Book Award and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and an Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence. Some of his other books are In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis Jr. (2014) and Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson (2009). His latest book is Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, A Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing, for which he received a Patrick Henry Fellowship Literary Award in 2017. He is currently the Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Miami University.

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