Tigerland: A Book Discussion with Wil Haygood
Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Journalist and best-selling author Wil Haygood discusses his new book, “Tigerland: 1968 – 1969, a City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing.”
“Tigerland” is an emotional and inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.
Wil Haygood is currently a Visiting Distinguished Professor in the department of media, journalism and film at Miami University, Ohio. For nearly three decades he was a journalist, serving as a national and foreign correspondent at The Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and then at The Washington Post. He is the author “The Butler: A Witness to History”; “Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America”; and “Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson”; among others. “The Butler” was later adapted into the critically acclaimed film directed by Lee Daniels, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.
Doors will open at 6:30 pm. East City Bookshop will be on site, and a book signing will take place after the event.