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Feb. 22: African American Read-In

English department to host African American Read-In at Memorial Hall


8:24 a.m., Feb. 18, 2016--The University of Delaware Department of English will host an African American Read-In beginning at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, in the third floor lounge in Memorial Hall.

The read-in will be held in celebration of Black History Month.

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All UD students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring a passage or a poem by an African American author to read during the event. 

For more information about reading at the event, email Délice Williams at

Begun in 1990, the African American Read-In is a national event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. Over a million readers participate in the read-in every year.

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