Book Discussion on Champion

Eric Velasquez talked about boxer Muhammad Ali, from his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, to his boxing career, his conversion to Islam… read more

Eric Velasquez talked about boxer Muhammad Ali, from his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, to his boxing career, his conversion to Islam and opposition to the war in Vietnam and finally to his battle with Parkinson’s Syndrome in his later years. Mr. Velasquez also outlines the process of illustrating books for young adults. A slide show was included in his presentation. He answered questions from the students.

Timothy Travaglini was the editor of Champion and read excerpts from the book.

Eric Velasquez is the illustrator for Champion: The Story of Muhammad Ali., published by Walker and Company. Champion was written by Jim Haskins. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Champion

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Program ID:
170258-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New Rochelle, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 1, 2002
Last Aired:
Feb 5, 2007

Airing Details

  • Jun 01, 2002 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 01, 2002 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 01, 2007 | 2:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 01, 2007 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 05, 2007 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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