The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, in partnership with the State Capitol State Historic Site and the State Library of North Carolina, will present Black History Month Read-In at the State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This is a free event for the public.
Hear the words and experiences of African Americans echo through a structure built by African Americans who were not legally permitted to read.
Excerpts by authors, musicians, poets, scholars, orators, and more, will be read during the Read-In.
This year’s theme is “Inspirations of Sound” and will feature musically based readings.
Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green will be one of the participating readers.