As part of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business’ series of speeches, discussions and workshops celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., journalist Wil Haygood is the featured speaker for the 2016 William K. McInally Memorial Lecture. He will present “Dream Makers and Why They Matter” at 5 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Ross School’s Robertson Auditorium.

Haygood is a journalist and author, known for The New York Times best-seller “The Butler: A Witness to History,” and associate producer of the hit film adaptation. His stories focus on justice and equality.

Wil Haygood

Haygood has dedicated his life to sharing stories of great courage and fortitude amid tumultuous battles for justice and equality. Haygood’s presentation will celebrate such “Dream Makers” as King, Nelson Mandela and White House butler Eugene Allen.

The McInally Lecture began in 1966 in memory of William McInally, who served on the Board of Regents from 1960-64. Past speakers include Ndaba Mandela, Clarence B. Jones, Adrian Fenty, Byron Pitts, Gwen Ifill, Taylor Branch, Tiki Barber and Julianne Malveaux.

The lecture is open to the public. Email for questions pertaining to the McInally lecture.