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This renowned author is visiting Hampton University next month

Wil Haygood will read his newest book, Tigerland, at Hampton University next month (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Hampton University)
Wil Haygood will read his newest book, Tigerland, at Hampton University next month (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of Hampton University)

HAMPTON — Wil Haygood will be reading his new book, “Tigerland”, at Hampton University in the Student Center Theater in November.

The event is free and open to the public.

Haygood, whose works include “Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America” and “The Butler: A Witness to History,” which was later adapted into the film Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” starring Forrest Whittaker and Oprah Winfrey, according to the university’s news release.

“I am truly excited about visiting Hampton University and sharing the stories and books that have made up my writing life as a cultural historian and journalist,” Haygood said. “The issues I’ve written about seem ever more important to discuss in today’s America.”

“Tigerland” is about two high school sports teams from a “poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio” during late 1960s. Read more about the book here.

The Wil Haygood’s “Tigerland” reading is Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. in Hampton University’s Student Center Theater, 135 Marshall Ave.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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