Ernest A. Champion's initial proposal to James Baldwin
Champion, Ernest A. “Ernest A. Champion's initial proposal to James Baldwin.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 18 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/30609. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.
|Title||Ernest A. Champion's initial proposal to James Baldwin|
|Subject||Champion, Ernest A.|
|Baldwin, James, 1924-1987|
|Bowling Green State University. Department of Ethnic Studies|
|Description||An 'exploratory' letter from Dr. Ernest Champion to James Baldwin, requesting his participation in a public lecture at BGSU.|
|Creator||Champion, Ernest A.|
|Source||Department of Ethnic Studies records; UA-0066; Center for Archival Collections; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Spatial Coverage||Bowling Green (Ohio)|
|New York (N.Y.)|
|Rights Holder||Bowling Green State University|
October 7, 1976
Mr. James Baldwin
c/o Dial Press
247 E. 47th Street
New York, New York 10017
Dear Mr. Baldwin:
This letter is exploratory in nature and you may want to respond to it yourself or have your agent communicate with me. It is also an invitation to Bowling Green State University to participate in a seminar-public lecture over a two day period, at any time between mid January and mid May.
We are prepared to pay you a fee stipulated by you or your agent, all of your travel expenses and other expenses during your stay here.
Bowling Green State University has a student population of 16,000 of which approximately 1,000 are black or other minorities. We feel our students should be given the opportunity to meet and to hear from persons of such high distinction as yourself. Your presence here will undoubtedly help the minority cause while it will also enlighten all persons regardless of race, color or creed.
Please give this matter your very serious consideration and we would like you to know that you will be well received because there is a very large audience awaiting to hear from you.
Ernest A. Champion