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Tuesday, September 25
UD Speaker Series talk by Wil Haygood
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Kennedy Union Ballroom
Cost: Free

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion


"MLK, RFK and the Ohio Championship Season That Made History"

Wil Haygood, Pulitzer-nominated journalist and New York Times best-selling author of The Butler and Showdown will be discussing his new book, Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing. Tigerland tells the story of Columbus’ East High School Tigers, baseball and basketball teams from a poor, black, segregated high school that each won two Ohio state championships in the same year, uniting a racially-charged community in the aftermath of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Haygood is praised for connecting the civil rights movement and its iconic heroes with current events and enduring struggles. Above all, he brings the powerful perspective that this is the history of all Americans, shaping our national identity and common values. Haygood will be interviewed by his friend, Michael Carter, chief diversity officer at Sinclair Community College. Copies of Tigerland, in addition to other titles by Haygood, will be available for purchase. A book signing will follow the presentation.


For additional information or special accommodations, please contact the office of the provost at 937-229-2245. Event is free and open to the public. No tickets required, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available in B and C lots only. Parking in any other campus lot requires a permit.

Contact Information:
Name: UD Speaker Series
Phone: 937-229-2245
Email: udss@udayton.edu