UMKC Libraries sponsoring Black History Month events

2013-AARIAs part of the 2013 Black History Month celebration, the UMKC libraries will participate in the 24th National African American Read-In on Feb. 20 and Feb 28, recognizing African American literacy.

The programs will be 3-4:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Miller Nichols Library iX Theater, and noon-1:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Diastole. Participants will present literature, music and other works from African American authors and artists.

Admission is free to both sessions but participation is on a first-come, first serve basis. Presenters are encouraged to sign up for a time online at by Feb. 15. Anyone who would like to share but needs a suggestion for a book may check out the African American Read-In: Supplemental List for Young Adults and Adults.

Black History Month exhibits will also be set up on the ground floor of Miller Nichols Library.

For more information about the UMKC Read-In events, contact Tom Burns at regarding the Miller Nichols session or
Tracey Hughes at about the Diastole session. For more information about the Twenty-Fourth National African American Read-In:

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