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Every year, hundreds of celebrations of the African American Read-In take place across the country and around the world.  These events feature the texts, talks, and discussions by and about African American authors and serve as a way to recognize and amplify their work (source).

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The 2021 Virtual Event was held on Friday, February 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The 2021 African American Read-In showcased readers from Dr. Maia Butler's ENG 110, HON ENG 232, ENG 566, and GLS 592 courses, Sean Palmer's AFN 130 class, as well as students from various UNCW Black Student Organizations.

2021 Readers and their selections, Google Form.

Check out our Black Life & History virtual exhibit,

Our Partners

The African American Read-In event is a partnership with the English Department, Randall Library, Watson College of Education, Upperman Center, and UNCW Black Student Organizations

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