Sidebar        Discussion with Wil Haygood

On October 22, from 12-1:30 p.m., Wil Haygood will discuss his new release: Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America, a sweeping epic about the tumultuous, real-life events surrounding the heated appointment of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, in 1967. He will be interviewed by Sharon Davies, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.Best known as the author of The New York Times bestseller The Butler: A Witness to History, Haygood is a distinguished writer whose career has spanned decades. He was an associate producer on the film adaptation of his book, The Butler, which was sparked from his Washington Post article, starring Academy Award winners Forest Whittaker, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Robin Williams, Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Fonda, as well as Oprah Winfrey. He worked for 30 years at The Boston Globe and The Washington Post as a journalist. He covered the release of Nelson Mandela, Hurricane Katrina, and the campaign of Barack Obama.

Lunch will be served. Registration required. RSVP here.