On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at the Time Warner Center, LDF hosted SHOWDOWN: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America, a talk with Wil Haygood and Sherrilyn Ifill. SHOWDOWN was recently named one of the “best books of the year” by the Washington Post. The spirited discussion explored legacy of Thurgood Marshall, who Haygood described as “charming and sophisticated in the face of opposition,” conservative opposition to his Supreme Court nomination, and the symbolism of his confirmation.
Haygood will be receiving the “Advocate for Justice” Award at the 30th Annual Olender Foundation Awards at the Kennedy Center on Saturday, December 5th, and he has pledged his entire award to LDF. In addition, Wil recently signed 750 copies of SHOWDOWN for our 75th Anniversary NEJAD Celebration.