Wednesday February 13 African-American Read-In 12 noon 2nd floor conference room
The third annual African-American Read-In hosted by the Plaid Cloth Literary Society will be held on Wednesday February 13 at 12 noon in the 2nd floor conference room of the Museum. To participate, one needs only to select works written by an African American and be prepared to read a poem or an excerpt from a book. Listeners are also welcome!
In 1990, the first African American Read-In was sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English. In 1991, the National Council of Teachers of English joined in the sponsorship. The Read-In has been endorsed by the International Reading Association. Over a million readers of all ethnic groups, from 48 states, the District of Columbia, the West Indies, and African countries have participated. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.