The Orange County Library System (Website) will be celebrating Black History Month throughout February and invites Orlando to join them in exploring and uplifting black literature.

As part of the month-long celebration, OCLS will be hosting an African American Read-In at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 5 at the Downtown branch. This year’s event will feature US Representative Maxwell Frost, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, WMFE host Talia Blake, Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nkosinathi Gcabashe, WFTV Channel 9 anchor Daralene Jones, XL 106.7 host Johnny Magic, and more, sharing some of their favorite literary works.

The African American Read-In was founded by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English in 1990 and since that time, African American Read-In events have reached more than 6 million people around the world.

this event is free and open to all ages.

Click HERE for more information.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

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