CAS READS BIG Welcomes Wil Haygood, Scholar and Author of “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World” October 28 at 6 p.m.
CAS READS BIG
Wil Haygood, Scholar and Author of “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World”
October 28 at 6 p.m.
Dear UDC Community,
Please join the College of Arts and Sciences on Thursday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. for the Fall 2021 CAS Reads Big event, featuring acclaimed author and scholar, Wil Haygood. Haygood will discuss his newest book, “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World.”
This will be the fourth stop on Professor Haygood’s U.S. tour promoting his book. A professor at Miami University, Ohio, Haygood has spent many years crisscrossing the worlds of academic writing and journalism. His biographies of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Sammy Davis, Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson, and Thurgood Marshall were all critically acclaimed and garnered literary awards. His chronicle of the life of White House butler Eugene Allen became the basis for the award-winning film, The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels and starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, and Vanessa Redgrave.
A Guggenheim and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, Professor Haygood, has also been a Pulitzer Prize finalist and is the recipient of several honorary degrees. Tigerland—a chronicle of a segregated high school and its athletic achievements—received the Ohioana Book Award. It was also runner up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize as well as a finalist for the Benjamin Hooks National Book Award.
Haygood’s latest book, Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World, will be published in October 2021. This unprecedented history of Black cinema examines 100 years of Black movies—from Gone with the Wind to Blaxploitation films to Black Panther—using the struggles and triumphs of the artists, and the films themselves as a prism to explore Black culture, civil rights, and racism in America. For more information about the book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/609151/colorization-by-wil-haygood/.
We are offering 50 in-person seats on a first-reserved basis and restricted to UDC’s students and staff whose vaccination status has been verified. Masks are required of all attendees. Please indicate your interest with your RSVP HERE. (The location will only be shared with those who receive a reservation confirmation.)
Virtual attendance will be supported through the Zoom platform; please see link or dial-in instructions below. For more information contact Kemmell Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please purchase your book in advance
The College of Arts and Sciences is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CAS Reads Big “Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World.”
Time: Oct 28, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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