National African American Read-In, February 7

Fon JamesTakasha FransicOver a million readers of all ages and ethnic groups across the United States are expected to participate in the twentieth annual African American Read-In.  The Barbara Bush Library and the E.B.O.N.Y. organization will again join forces as offaicial co-sponsors of this event locally.  The goal is to make the celebration of African Ameraican literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.  On Sunday, February 7th, from 2:00pm--4:30 pm at the Barbara Bush Library and the Pearl Fincher Museum, activities are planned for adults, teens and children. Authors Dr. Josie Carr, Takasha Francis, and Fon James will be some of the featured guests. Come, discuss and hear excerpts from their works.  The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts will have an exhibition on the Wilson Potters, an African American Enterprise in the 19th Century Texas. Tours of this exhibit will be conducted at 3:30 pm. Refreshments will be served and the authors' books will be on sale in the museum lobby following the tours.

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