The 8th Annual Carroll County African American Read-In will take place on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carroll Arts Center, located at 91 West Main Street in Westminster, Maryland. All CCPS high schools, as well as students from Silver Oak Academy, will be participating.
The Read-In is sponsored by Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll County Public Library, the Carroll County Arts Council, and the Carroll County Branch of the NAACP. Proudly supported by Carroll Citizens for Racial Equity, Penguin Random House, and St. Paul’s UCC. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The evening will open with jazz music from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Readings and performances of African American literature will be presented from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.