Denison University welcomes Author and Journalist Wil Haygood to talk about his book “Tigerland.”
Haygood shares an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year. Haygood puts the Tigers’ story in the context of the racially charged late 1960s. The result is both an inspiring sports story and a singularly illuminating social history.
Haygood is currently a Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Miami University, Ohio. For nearly three decades he was a journalist, serving as a national and foreign correspondent at The Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and then at The Washington Post. He received the 2017 Patrick Henry Fellowship Literary Award for his research on Tigerland.