Haygood book nominated for NAACP Image Award

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Wil Haygood

The book Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood, Miami University visiting professor and alumnus, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Haygood (Miami ’76), the Karl and Helen Wiepking Visiting Distinguished Professor in the department of media, journalism and film, is a former Washington Post reporter and author of the story that inspired the film “The Butler.” His newest book was released in September.

Showdown is one of five books contending for the Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction category of Image Awards.

The NAACP’s Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in TV, music, literature and film and honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.  

Winners will be announced Feb. 5.