February 19, 2022

African American Read-In + Family Day

Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust

Take part in the museum’s annual celebration of African American artists, performers and writers. The event will feature a drumming workshop, story time, crafts, a performance by Kuumba Dance Ensemble, Inc. and a public read-aloud. The Martinsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will also host a book drive at the event. Guests may bring new or gently used books to donate to local preschools.

Held in conjunction with the National African American Read-In 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.

Event Schedule  
11 am – 12 pm West African-inspired beaded jewelry craft, coloring pages and more
12 – 1 pm Kuumba Dance Ensemble, Inc. performance and drumming workshops
1 – 2 pm Public read-aloud

Admission Free

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