Join us for a special evening with Columbus native Wil Haygood on the re-release of his memoir, The Haygoods of Columbus: A Love Story. Full of anecdotes with historical fact, this memoir relates the coming of age of an acclaimed black writer and journalist, and the rise and fall of a thriving urban neighborhood.
A Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and a writer for the Washington Post, Haygood has been described as a cultural historian. He is the author of a trio of iconic biographies: King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, the award-winning In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr., and Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson. Haygood is an associate producer of Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
Tickets are $15 in advance and at the door.