CAS Reads Big: Presents Wil Haygood – Wednesday, November 30th
Please mark your calendar as the College of Arts and Sciences welcomes prominent American journalist and author Wil Haygood! Haygood’s latest book SHOWDOWN: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America, explores Marshall’s life on a personal level, recounting the dramatic five-day-long Senate hearing to confirm Marshall’s Supreme Court nomination, and delves deeply into the most important legal cases of Marshall’s career. Throughout, we meet the politicians, lawyers, civil rights activists, and others whose lives intertwined with Marshall’s, including President Lyndon Johnson, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell (whose scandals almost cost Marshall the Supreme Court judgeship), and Harry and Harriette Moore, the Florida NAACP workers who died at the hands of the KKK.
His book has been called “One of the Best Books of the Year”- The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Booklist, & Baltimore magazine
This lecture is free and open to the public. Please share with students and register here