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Juneteenth 2023 Keynote Lecture

Event Details

Special Event

Juneteenth 2023 Keynote Lecture

Wil Haygood

Friday, June 16
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Simmons Auditorium B
First Floor, Tepper Building

This event is in person only.

We encourage you to join the conversation by submitting questions in advance using the code #CMUJuneteenth23.

To join us, register by Wednesday, June 14. On-site registration is available as space permits. You will have the opportunity to indicate the need for accessibility accommodations as you register.

About the Speaker

Wil Haygood is a best-selling author, prize-winning journalist, acclaimed biographer and cultural historian. His work 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.” He is an award-winning author who will join us to discuss the power and legacy of true liberty and freedom for all. Read his full bio here.

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