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Study of the American Experience

“Tigerland, 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing”


Date: 5:30pm EST November 15

A talk by Wil Haygood, the Starr Center’s 2017-18 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow

Acclaimed journalist and author Haygood will discuss his new book, hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “an engrossing tale of one shining moment in dark times.” Written largely during his sojourn at the Starr Center, Tigerlandtraces the story of a racially segregated high school which — amid the turmoil following Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968 — won state baseball and basketball championships. Tigerlandis hot off the press, and Haygood is excited to revisit the town and campus that energized his yearlong writing process. *Book signing to follow.

*At these events, autographed copies of the book will be available at half the regular cover price for Washington College students.

The Starr Center explores the American experience in all its diversity and complexity, seeks creative approaches to illuminating the past, and inspires thoughtful conversation informed by history.