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Take Part in the 2016 African American Read-In
“Connecting to African American Literature and the African American Read-In”
Ezra Hyland’s interview on Education Talk Radio, January 27, 2016.
“The purpose of the African American Read-In is that we want to take a little time to focus on the African American Community--books by, for and about African-Americans.”
Anybody can host an African American Read-In: around your dinner table, with your church, at your school, library, or community center. Check out the Toolkit.
See Ezra Hyland’s Read-In page. His year-round African American Read-In book club is reading Desmond TuTu’s The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World and Haki R. Madhubuti's Taking Bullets: Black Boys and Men in Twenty-First Century America, Fighting Terrorism, Stopping Violence and Seeking Healing.
In Freedom Writing: African American Civil Rights Literacy Activism, 1955-1967, author Rhea Estelle Lathan states, "Memory itself can be considered composition. We continually--often unconsciously--revise our memories, rewriting them into stories that bring coherence to chaos. Composing memory is the ultimate intellectual activity."
Browse the African American Read-In Booklists.
Scroll through the list of local events for ideas.
Save the date for #nctechat, Sunday, February 21, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET, when hosts Mila Fuller (@MilaFuller) and Michelle Rankins (@MichelleRankins) talk about "The African American Read-In: Celebrating and Supporting African American Writers".
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