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Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World

Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World

Celebrate Black History Month with Wil Haygood, acclaimed biographer, Pulitzer finalist, reporter, cultural historian and author of Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World as he discusses 100 years of Black movies using the struggles and triumphs of the artists, and the films themselves, to explore Black culture, civil rights and racism.  

Buy a signed copy Mr. Haygood's book from One More Page Books.  

About the Author

Best-selling author, prize-winning journalist, acclaimed biographer and cultural historian Wil Haygood tells the story of America through the lens of history, politics, sports, race and the lives of change-making African Americans. 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, the real-life inspiration for Lee Daniels’ award-winning film, The Butler.

A storyteller for our times, Haygood has earned high praise for connecting the civil rights movement and its iconic heroes with current events and enduring struggles. Above all, he brings the powerful perspective that this is the history of all Americans, shaping our national identity and common values.


This program is appropriate for ages 18+. An invitation to join this virtual presentation will be sent to participants two days prior to the event. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Thursday, February 24, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Author Event Black History Month
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 147 seats available.

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