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.
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African American Read In By The Shore
February 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Asbury Park Museum
1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park
Asbury Park Boardwalk at the 5th Avenue Pavilion, Suite 503
Admission is FREE but a small donation to the Museum is appreciated.
Join The AP Museum on Saturdays from 1PM-2PM in the Month of February
For an African-American Read-In Day
The Museum Opens at 12 Noon
Join with us in the back to read or sit back and enjoy excerpts from books or
poems by African-American Authors
Open To All Ages
Books, etc will be available or bring books by African-American Authors
from your collection.
The 29th Annual African-American Read In is a national celebration of
African-American Culture & Literature.
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.
Texts written by African American authors are shared.
Participants either listen to or provide the readings.
If you wish to participate, Call 732-389-2572 or e-mail,
firstname.lastname@example.org for further info
The Asbury Park Museum is Open Fridays and Sundays, 12 noon to 6 p.m. and
open on Saturdays 12 noon to 8 p.m. until March 10, 2019
A 1,400-square-foot museum loaded with exhibits and artifacts
Featuring a Gift Shop of Fabulous One- of-a-Kind Gifts
Sponsored by the Asbury Galleria, in cooperation with
Classic Urban Harmony founders
Charlie and Pam Horner, the Asbury Park Historical Society, and the
NJ Pan African Chamber of Commerce, based in Asbury Park.