Garden City, NY - January 30, 2015 - Adelphi University will host the 7th annual “African American Read-In” on Wednesday February 25, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge (lower level) in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Works by African American authors will be read aloud to promote literacy and culture as a part of the University’s celebration of Black History Month.
Adelphi Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Gayle D. Insler will read an excerpt from one of her favorite African American authors. Eleanor Simmons Vaughn will read from her first book, Mama, I Just Didn’t Know. Past readers include Hempstead Town Councilmember Dorothy L. Goosby M.B.A. ’82, who will return this year, and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks ’75, among other guests and authors. Notable authors recognized in previous years include Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, Tony Medina, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Iyanla Vanzant, Edwidge Danticat, John Steptoe, Ysaye M. Barnwell and Ntozake Shange as well as Adelphi students who penned original poetry.
This event, produced by the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies, is free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to participate. RSVP via Email if you are interested in reading or have questions about other Black History Month events.
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—College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. As a nationally-ranked, doctoral research university, Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Suffolk County, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.