James Baldwin Manuscript

Undated typescript of an unfinished play by novelist, playwright, and essayist James Baldwin (1924-1987) titled “The Welcome Table.” The document contains numbering changes, inserted pages, and two different types of paper suggesting various revisions. A central character of the play, Peter Davis, is based on Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. For more information, please contact Houghton Library at 617.495.2449.

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