BGSU Firelands students work in the Sandusky Victory Kitchen as part of the 2015 MLK Day of Service.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
BGSU HONORS PAST, LOOKS TO FUTURE
Wil Haygood, author of "The Butler: A Witness to History," will speak at BGSU for the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is part of the University's commemoration of Black History Month, which includes public service, performances, dialogue and social events across campus.
Described as a "cultural historian," Haygood is a Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and a writer for the Washington Post as well as the author of three iconic biographies, of Sen. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Sammy Davis Jr. and Sugar Ray Robinson. His book about White House butler Eugene Allen was made into a 2013 feature film.
Haygood's presentation, "The Beauty of the Dream," will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen–Thompson Student Union. His talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing. During his visit to campus he will also meet with students and speak to classes.