Wednesday, February 29, 2012

African-American Read-In

On Thursday, February 23, 2012, CSU participated in the 23rd annual African-American Read-In. This is a national event in which schools, churches, and even libraries gather readers to read excerpts, poems, and recite monologues that were written by African-American authors. CSU had readers from different nationalities come together and celebrate Black History Month in this nation-wide event. Our speakers consisted of both faculty and students. They read from a few famous authors such as W.E.B. Dubois, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and more.

From sitting in the audience, listening to the speakers, I felt as if the voice of the authors were being heard through them. In my opinion, all of the speakers did a great job. Each speaker had a different, yet meaningful selection. In the end, it was a very good event. I had fun, laughed, and even got a little teary-eyed. Events like this are a great way to wrap up Black History Month. It gave me, and most likely everyone that attended something to think about and reflect on for the rest of that day and hopefully for the rest of our lives.

Also be on the lookout for more interesting events through the Diversity Office!

Guest Blogger: Tiana Chichester - Student

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