Haygood, Nugent Talk 1960s, Baseball at Bookplate

News

By Diana Sanchez  Elm Staff Writer Life in the 1960s was the topic of the evening at the Bookplate last Friday. Wil Haygood, the current Patrick Henry Fellow, and Patrick Nugent, the deputy director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, talked about the Flower Power era. Haygood also talked about his upcoming […]

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An Opportunity to Visit House of “The Butler”

Student Life

By Lori Wysong Elm Staff Writer For many, the basement is a storage space filled with forgotten objects. Eugene Allen filled his basement with personal letters from first ladies, gifts from the presidents and their families, and album after album of photos from his time serving as a butler under eight administrations at the White House. […]

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The Real Story Behind “The Butler”

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By Brooke Schultz Editor-in-Chief It took 57 calls for Wil Haygood to find the Eugene Allen he was looking for — the Eugene Allen who had worked for eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan; the Eugene Allen whom the movie “The Butler” is based on. At an intimate dinner in Hynson Lounge on Wednesday, […]

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Activism and Protest in Sports Has Historic Precedence

Opinion

By Wil Haygood Guest Faculty Writer In modern American history, it has always been unwise to try to eliminate activism from the presence of the black athlete. When former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem in protest of deadly police shootings of unarmed black civilians — and other […]

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