A Writer Tells Stories of Freedom: An Evening with Wil Haygood

DuPont Country Club  · 

Wil Haygood is an acclaimed biographer, award-winning author, journalist and Pulitzer finalist best known for The New York Times best-seller The Butler, which was adapted into a film of the same name in 2013. He tells the story of America through the lenses of history, politics, sports and race.

At the event, Haygood will share the story of two high school sports teams that united a racially charged community in the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He will also reflect on personal stories that tie him to the fight for freedom and expand on his views of the Civil Rights Movement to explore how we can learn lessons from the past for issues of today.

This event, hosted by the Friends of the University of Delaware Library, begins with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The evening will conclude with a Q&A session with Haygood.

Register to attend by Monday, April 15 by clicking here.

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