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Dr. Elaine Richardson


The Black Caucus of NCTE/CCCC is an advocacy group of Black English language arts educators and scholars who are involved in the teaching and learning of communication skills.



Since its founding in 1970, the continuing mission of the Black Caucus has been to enhance the professional welfare of English language arts professionals of African descent, who work on all levels, from kindergarten through graduate school, who are members of NCTE and CCCC, and who are committed to Black students and scholars experiencing success in English language arts.

In order for the Black Caucus to grow and adapt to today’s issues yet stay rooted in the principles of its founding, we must dedicate ourselves to active participation and also invite others to join and become involved in the Black Caucus. In that spirit, we welcome you to join with us. We are here to support each other in professional growth and solidarity. We meet at each NCTE and CCCCs meeting.  Come and meet your caucus colleagues across the country and even internationally.

In Solidarity,
Dr. Elaine Richardson
Black Caucus, NCTE/CCCC, Co-Chair

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Black Caucus Executive Committee (EC) Meeting (for Caucus EC Members Only)
NCTE Annual Convention
Friday, November 16, 2012
9:15 am - 10:45 am
MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Producers Room, Level Two, MGM Grand

Black Caucus Open Forum Meeting at the NCTE Annual Convention
Friday, November 16, 2012
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Room 204, Level Two

Cultural Celebration and Social Event
Presented by the Black and Latino Caucuses

Social Event Sponsored by Michigan State University's Center for Applied Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities
Friday, November 16, 2012
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm Cultural Celebration
8:15 pm - 12:00 am Social Event
MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Grand Ballroom Room 113, Level One

When most of us think of Las Vegas, our minds shift to the incessant ring of slot machines, the glare of pulsing neon lights, the glitz and the glamour of the Vegas Strip, but tonight we celebrate the talents of students who reside in the backdrop of the revelry. So hear the call of drums, la música, festive colors, hip hop style, and talented students, as the Black and Latino Caucuses celebrate the children of Las Vegas. Spoken word poetry, mariachis, a drum line, dramatic monologues, and various dance groups, all performed by youth from Las Vegas schools. These young people will delight you and make you proud to live in our diverse world. After the performances, stay and relax with us, as we continue our celebration with a wine and cheese reception topped off with dancing and head bopping to the rhythms of a DJ. Remember, Las Vegas is a town that never sleeps! So you will still have time to go out and enjoy the Las Vegas nightlife after this amazing evening presented collectively by the Black and Latino Caucuses for all NCTE members and guests.

African American Read-In
One of the many sponsored projects of the Black Caucus is the highly successful African American Read-In. Click here to learn how you can get involved!

Barksdale Turner Scholarship in African American/Black Literature
Congratulations Kendra Mitchell, Florida State University, Tallahassee on being selected by the Black Caucus as the 2011 recipient of the  Barksdale Turner Scholarship in African American/Black Literature.

 Contact Information

Dr. Elaine Richardson
Professor of Literacy Studies
The Ohio State University

Dr. David Kirland
Michigan State University, East Lansing 

Staff Contact:
Mila M. Fuller
Deputy Executive Director
National Council of Teachers of English


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