The Harlem Renaissance: Lecture & Book Signing with Wil Haygood
April 2, 2019
6:30 to 8 P.M.
Members $30, Non-Members $40 or 2 free reservations with the purchase of a NEW family membership| Registration required
Schedule of evening:
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Lecture and Q&A
7:30 to 8 p.m. - Book Signing
The Cummer Museum is pleased to host an evening with best-selling author, prize-winning journalist, acclaimed biographer, and cultural historian Wil Haygood. Best known as the author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Butler” and “Showdown”, his work has chronicled America’s civil rights journey through acclaimed biographies of Thurgood Marshall, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Sammy Davis, Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson, and Eugene Allen. Haygood’s latest book, “Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing” tells the uplifting story of a poor, black segregated high school that won two state championships in the same year, uniting a racially charged community in the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Mr. Haygood tells the story of America through the lens of history, politics, sports, race, and the lives of change-making African-Americans.
As a speaker, Haygood has been described as “a powerful presence,” “out of this world,” and “hitting exactly the right heart and message.” Not unaccustomed to standing ovations, he leaves audiences inspired, moved, and with a deeper, richer understanding of our shared American story.
Please note we do not offer refunds. All reservations are will-call only. Check-in will be in the Cummer Museum Lobby. For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.