African American Read-In

Date: Mon, February 01, 2021 - Sun, February 28, 2021 - 11:30pm

Virtual, videos will be released online throughout February



Join a community of more than one million readers observing the annual African American Read-In. People from around the world will share their favorite passages from the writings of contemporary and historical Black authors. The event is organized by the National Council of Teachers of English in recognition of Black History Month. 


To participate, record a passage from your favorite book or poem and email the video with the subject “National Read-In” to In the email, please include your name, city, title of the work or passage you recorded, and why you chose it (optional). 


We’ll share a selection of your readings throughout February on our Facebook and Instagram. Watch featured submissions here.

Image: From the archives. Dr. Maya Angelou reads at the Museum, circa 1973.

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