Author Wil Haygood speaks at the University of Charleston

Wil Haygood

In most cases, a novel or biography inspires a film. But for journalist and author WilHaygood, the sequence has been dramatically different.  A November 7th, 2008 article by Haygood in The Washington Post inspired the Lee Daniels film The Butler and then Haygood went back to write the book, The Butler: A Witness to History.          

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013 WilHaygood spoke at the University of Charleston as part of the school’s Speaker Series.  Here is Haygood’s talk in it entirety.  We apologize that the audio is slightly overmodulated.  Do not adjust your speakers.