College Relations Student Workers

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

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. Tigerland is hot off the press, and Haygood is excited to revisit the town and campus that energized his yearlong writing process.