American Literature Read-In
"Making Literacy a Traditional Part of Black History Month
The 2014 African American Read-In will
held at 4
p.m. on Sunday, February 2, in room 228 of the Hall Patterson Building!
Whether you read or just listen, your
will help to promote literacy and the reading of
African American literature.
This February, the Black
Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (with the
endorsement of the International Reading Association) will sponsor the
African American Read-In, and for the twenty-fourth time, the Department
of English will participate.
Any member of the WSSU community is invited to read a poem or a
passage from a prose work by any African American author (including
For more information about the 2013
Read-In, call the office of Dr. Elwanda Ingram at (336) 750-2302 or
e-mail her at
The NCTE Black Caucus provides a
for adults and young adults
and a supplemental
list of works for young children. There are also many
Internet sites that give information about and works by African American
authors.* Here are a few of them:
*Please note that it is generally wise to check the texts of online works against a
reliable printed source.
Resources are also available in many of the texts used in courses in the
Department of English and also, of course, in many books available in
The Hall Patterson Building may be located
using this map.
See pictures of the
Elwanda Ingram's home page
Rebecca Wall's home page