Members of the Husson University community participated in the 25th National African-American Read-In, Wednesday afternoon.
The event celebrates the literary contributions of African-American writers.
Attendees had the opportunity to share an excerpt from their favorite work.
“Though we like to say that we are post racial, we’re really not. Many of our young people have no idea that there is a body of literature that is written by African-American writers,” said Sarah Pringle-Lewis, Husson University’s chaplain.
AJ McLaughlin, a student, said, “I mean, there are so many people that I care about that care about Black History Month and I care about it just as much as they do.”
All combined, more than 1,000,000 readers, of all ethnic groups, have participated in past years.