Judson English department to host African-American Read-In | Judson College


Judson English department to host African-American Read-In

This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Judson College African American Read-In.  As a sponsor institution, Judson College embraces the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) call to “make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.” Judson’s English Department will be hosting this event on Thursday, February 19, 2015, in the Adams-Armstrong Lecture Hall of Charlotte G. Lowder Science building from 11:00a.m. to noon.

Judson students, faculty, staff, and administrators will participate in this event by sharing the voices of African American writers, artists, visionaries, and trailblazers.   Participants will be reading texts from scholars including Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Frederick Douglas, Lena Horne, and Dorothy Height, among others. The Judson Hand Bells Ensemble, Judson Singers, and FAITH will be sharing musical performances of spirituals and anthems during the program.

For more information about Judson’s participation in the Read-In, contact Dr. Stacey Parham, Assistant Professor of English, at 334-683-5201 or sparham@judson.edu.