The Washington Post – Review of The Butler by Wil Haygood

America announced that it was ready for a black president in November 2008, but Wil Haygood found out a few months earlier. That summer, after covering a Barack Obama rally at the University of North Carolina for The Washington Post, Haygood was returning to the media bus when he heard three college women crying on a nearby bench. “Our fathers don’t want us supporting a black man,” one told Haygood, “but they can’t stop us.”

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