LPS and Lincoln City Libraries to Host African-American Read-In

February 6, 2019 - 12:58pm

Lincoln Public Schools and Lincoln city libraries are partnering on Thursday to offer the annual African-American Read-In in celebration of Black History Month.


The read-in will take place at the Eiseley Library branch. It will include performances, readings of book excerpts and personal stories by community leaders from noon to 1 p.m.

Pete Ferguson, who is the coordinator for the youth development team with LPS, said the read-in symbolizes an important opportunity for people in Lincoln to immerse themselves in the rich history of African-American literature.

“We will have readings and performances by community stakeholders, and the goal is to explore African-American history and the rich history and role and contributions that African-Americans have made in the world of literature and the arts,” Ferguson said.

Similar read-ins are being held across the country for Black History Month. LPS and Lincoln city libraries will hold another read-in on February 20.

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