African American Read In (1) 2016
In celebration of Black History Month, the Fernandina Beach Branch Library will once again host the National African American Read-In on Monday, February 1st from 6-8 pm in the Library Community Room. The public is invited to attend and may participate by bringing a 1-2 minute reading from any material written by an African American: poetry, speeches, fiction, nonfiction, etc. The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Join in and become a part of this initiative that has reached more than 5.5 million participants around the world.
This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library, The Association for the Study and Preservation of African American History in Nassau County and the Nassau County Public Library System.
For further information please call 904-277-7365