Wil Haygood



How I spent my 15 minutes of fame, caught in the bright lights — and a reflection on how far we’ve come

  • Jul 25, 2013

Southern juries operate under the huge shadow of history when it comes to race.

  • Jul 15, 2013

Ceremony to fall on national holiday celebrating civil rights leader, but connections run deeper than that.

  • Jan 15, 2013

For many blacks, reelection provides irrefutable evidence that presidency was hardly a historical fluke.

  • Nov 7, 2012

Anger over the shooting of Trayvon Martin galvanizes rights groups, inspires protests.

  • Mar 21, 2012

In his memoir “My Song,” Harry Belafonte looks back on his entertainment career and his work as a civil rights activist.

  • Nov 25, 2011

Manning Marable traces the life of the black leader Malcolm X in a new biography.

  • Apr 8, 2011

After it was all over - the bear hugs, the whispers, the somber theatricality - one question lingered about Charlie Rangel's censure, and it was wider than Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem. How did the savvy old pol let this happen? How did one of the shrewdest operatives in the House of...

  • Jan 31, 2011

Toward the end of her beguiling life, the onetime vaudevillian Ethel Waters was schlepping around small college campuses.

  • Jan 30, 2011

For 34 years, Eugene Allen carried white house trays with pride. Now there’s even more reason to carry himself that way.

  • Nov 7, 2008
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Wil Haygood is a Washington Post writer and author of several books, including “Two on the River,” “King of Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.,” and “The Haygoods of Columbus: A Love Story.” Haygood has received numerous awards, including the Sunday Magazine Editors Award, the New England Associated Press Award, and the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Foreign Reporting.