Fernandina Library Hosts National African American Read-In

From The County Insider
Office of the Nassau County Manager
February 11, 2020

Pictured in the photo are: Front Row from left to right: Joyce Frink, Denise Dinkens, Nanette Autry, Beverly Lawrence Franklin. Second Row: Mike Kegler, Marsha Phelts, Len Kreger, Vice Mayor; Dale Martin, City Manager; Chip Ross, City Commissioner, Chuck Comeau, Friends of the Library; Ron Kurtz, Neil Frink, Program Host.  Back Row: Michael Lednovich, City Commissioner; Tammi Bach, City Attorney, and Gary Autry. Not pictured: Veronica Martin.

2/10/20 @ 11:40 a.m. – The Fernandina Beach Branch Library participated in the National African American Read-In on Monday, Feb. 3rd. The National Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was 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.

This year the readers selected  favorite quotes, speeches, poems, historical facts, their own original writings and fiction selections.