Children and adults, come read aloud or listen to excerpts from stories, poems, or essays by published African American authors. The selection should take no longer than five minutes to read aloud. We’ll also have lots of books on hand to choose from if you wish.
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 50 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.
Stay as long or as short a time as you wish. To read, please register for a time slot of no longer than 5 minutes by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. No charge. Refreshments will be served. For more info call 751-0297.
For more background on the event: http://www.ncte.org/action/aari/packetinfo