Thanks to the generosity of Friends of Peoria Public Library, we are pleased to bring the esteemed and talented Wil Haygood to Peoria.

Best-selling author, prize-winning journalist, acclaimed biographer and cultural historian Wil Haygood has told the story of America through the lens of history, politics, sports, race and the lives of change-making African-Americans. Now he is sharing the unprecedented history of Black cinema, and a groundbreaking perspective on racism in modern America. Hear about the struggles and triumphs of the artists and the films themselves, as Wil explores Black culture and the Civil Rights movement in America.

Haygood’s talent for looking at the world through multiple points of view comes from 30 years as a journalist for both the Washington Post and Boston Globe.

He has covered Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the ascent of President Obama, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and his own experience as the hostage of Somali rebels. While at the Boston Globe, he was honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing.

Haygood is also a prolific writer, authoring eight books.

Join us as Wil Haygood discusses his latest book, Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World.

Sunday, February 13th at 2 p.m. at Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch.

Free and open to all.