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 215

February 1, 2019 - February 28, 2019
All Throughout Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established…

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San José Carnegie Branch National African-American Read-In

February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
East San José Carnegie Branch Library, 1102 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95116 United States

Friday, February 1 is World Read Aloud Day. World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading…

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Black Books Matter Celebration

February 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hampton Public Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, VA 23669 United States

A celebration of books that feature black characters and/or black authors! It is so important for children, teens, and adults…

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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, NJ 07712 United States

Asbury Park Museum 1200 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park Asbury Park Boardwalk at the 5th Avenue Pavilion, Suite 503 Admission is…

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Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District 4th Annual African American Read-In

February 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Newman Smith High School, 2335 N Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX 75006 United States

The directors of English language arts and reading, invite you, your students, and staffs to join us for CFB’s third…

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National African American Read-In

February 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Licking County Library Main, 101 West Main Street
Newark, OH 43055 United States

Celebrate Black History Month by participating in the National African American Read-In event! Bring your favorite children's or teen book…

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30th National African American Read In

February 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The library will be hosting the 30th National African American Read In.  Share your favorite poem, passage from your favorite…

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ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) Poetry Read-In

February 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Randolph Road Theater, 4010 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902 United States

Join us for the ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) Poetry Read-In on February 9, 2019, 3:00 PM at…

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Fred A. Toomer Elementary African American Read-In

February 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Toomer Elementary School, 65 Rogers St NE
Atlanta, GA 30317 United States

Join us for our second annual African American Read-In. See the signup link below if you would like to volunteer!

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Salt Lake Community College African American Read-In

February 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
AAB Cultural Commons, Salt Lake Community College, 4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84121 United States

Make literacy a significant part of Black History Month! Join us at SLCC's African American Read-In on February 13, 2019…

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Folktales’ Black Women’s Literary Society

February 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina
Austin, TX 78702 United States

Monthly book club meeting.  We will discuss James Baldwin's IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK.

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Black History Month Poetry Slam

February 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dixie State University, 225 S. University Ave.
St. George, UT 84770 United States

The Dixie State University Multicultural & Inclusion Center will be hosting a Poetry Slam in honor of Black History Month.…

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University of Northern Iowa African American Read-in

February 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
University of Northern Iowa, 1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613 United States

Speaker Dr. Janet Spivey-Gilchrist- Author-Illustrator The Great Migration: Journey to the North, written by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Jan…

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T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center Open House Preview

February 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
T. Thomas fortune Cultural Center, 94 Drs James Parker Blvd
Red Bank, U.S.A. - New Jersey 07701

Sunday, February 24 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM 94 Drs. James Parker Blvd, Red Bank Info: 732-759-0691 Light Refreshments Please…

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