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Author Wil Haygood speaks at USM lecture series

Author and journalist Wil Haygood speaks to USM students at the Union Tuesday afternoon. Photo credit WDAM. Author and journalist Wil Haygood speaks to USM students at the Union Tuesday afternoon. Photo credit WDAM.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A New York Times bestselling author spoke at the University of Southern Mississippi Tuesday night. 

Wil Haygood participated in the Armstrong-Branch Distinguished Lecture Series at Bennett Auditorium. 

Haygood authored a biography of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and wrote the book, "The Butler: A Witness to History," which inspired the Hollywood movie, "The Butler." 

"To write and have it turned into a movie with seven Oscar winners, I still have to pinch myself that it even happened," said Haygood. "It's really been an amazing past five years to me as a biographer and as a journalist."

Haygood also spoke to a small group of students at the University Union Tuesday afternoon. 

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