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African-American Read-In set for Tuesday

African-American Read-In set for Tuesday

February 22nd, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

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/.

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