Adelphi University to Host Third Annual African American Literary Read-In

Adelphi University is pleased to announce that it will host the third annual African American Literary Read-In, entitled “Herstory/History: Voices from the Journey.”
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Jan. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- Adelphi University is pleased to announce that it will host the third annual African American Literary Read-In, entitled “Herstory/History: Voices from the Journey.” This event, a part of the 22nd national initiative of the African American Literary Read-In celebrated by readers from 49 states in schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, and community and professional organizations, will be held on February 14, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AU PAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY, and is free and open to the public.

The Read-In will promote literacy during Black History Month in order to expand acknowledgement of the depth of Black culture. Adelphi President Robert A. Scott will deliver the welcome address for the Read-In. Among the readers will be Associate Professor Jacqueline LaMon, students in Associate Professor Melanie Bush’s Special Topics: Understanding Race Today and from Intro to Sociology classes, Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dr. Steven J. Rubin, students in Adelphi’s English Honor Society, and author of Basketball Slave and son of an original Harlem Globetrotter Mark Johnson. In addition, children from Adelphi’s Alice Brown Early Learning Center will be featured listeners on stage while being read age appropriate books by Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Visiting Assistant Professor Fayth Vaughn-Shavuo and Mary Dixon Lake, a literacy teacher and children’s author of I Love Bugs and others.

The Read-In is sponsored by the African, Black and Caribbean Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, English Department, Learning Center, Performing Arts Center, Sociology Department, and Writing Center.

For more information about the African American Literary Read-In 2011, please visit the Writing Center’s event website at or contact Writing Center Director Mary Wyeth at (516) 877-3294 or To see the full array of events celebrating Black History Month at Adelphi University, please visit the Center for African American and Ethnic Studies Program website at

To learn more about the history of the African American Read-In national initiative, please visit

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island.
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