The third annual African-American Read-In at Texas A&M University-Texarkana is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the University Center lobby.
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend the event in recognition of Black History Month.
The national African American Read-In, established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, is the nation's first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. The read-in is designed to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month and has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.
A&M-Texarkana's Department of Literature, Composition, Media, and Communication will host the event, organized this year by Dr. Jaime Cantrell, assistant professor of English.
It is co-sponsored by the College for Arts, Sciences, and Education, the PATH mentorship program for African-American males, the Black Student Union and the Greater Texarkana Branch of the NAACP.
More about the African American Read-In can be found at http://www2.ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/.