An Open Letter to Dr. Lester Lefton, President of Kent State University, on the importance of diversity in Ohio and the United States
I am writing to you as Founder and President Emeritus of the Kent State University college chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (KSU-NAACP). Both I and several hundred KSU-NAACP alumni have grave concern for the condition of the Department of Pan African Studies (DPAS). We have been informed that the department is now nearing an 80% loss of African American faculty members. This is, of course, a problem that requires your immediate attention for several reasons.