Saturday February 13, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM CST
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Texas Southern University | Sawyer Auditorium
3100 Cleburne St.
Houston, TX 77004

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Houston Public Library Quarterly Author Series

HPLQ: Wil Haygood Presents Showdown

Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 2PM

Texas Southern University | Sawyer Auditorium | 3100 Cleburne St., 77004

The author of The Butler takes the stage to discuss his Thurgood Marshall biography Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America.

The presentation begins at 2PM followed by a question and answer session. Books will be available for sale by Brazos Bookstore, and a book signing will follow the event.

The HPLQ series highlights  a notable book each season. This February, we turn our attention to the first African American Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional impact of his inspiring best seller The Butler to detail the life and career of one of the most transformative legal minds of the past one hundred years. Join us for a stimulating presentation and get the chance to speak with the author.

Reserve your seat today! Seats are limited.

All Houston Public Library events are free and open to the public. Please visit www.houstonlibrary.org/hplq to find out more information on the event. Event times and date are subject to change.