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African-American Read-In

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate African-American literature in poetry, story, and song, performed by local luminaries in conjunction with the 28th Annual National African-American Read-In. Media Sponsorship provided by ONYX Magazine.

Featured speakers* will include:

Jazmin Bailey
News anchor for WESH 2 News Sunrise on CW 18

LaFontaine Oliver
President & General Manager of Central Florida Public Radio 90.7 WMFE

Tiffany Moore Russell
Orange County Clerk of Courts

Glen Anthony

Avido Khahaifa
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Orlando Sentinel

Dr. Fon L. Gordon
Professor of History and author

Evan Taylor Jones
Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Orisirisi African Folklore
Musician, dancer, singer, and storyteller Adetutu “Tutu” Harrell and music scholar Don Harrell

Johnny Magic Fan
Morning radio host of “Johnny’s House” on Orlando’s, XL106.7

Bianca Blair
WWE NXT Superstar

Montez Ford
WWE NXT Superstar

Shawn Welcome
Spoken Word Poet

Ginger Gadsden -News 6
News Anchor for News 6 WKMG

April Holmes
Paralympic Athlete

Marcia H. Goodwin
Director of the City of Orlando – Government’s Office of Community Affairs & Human Relations

Immortal Iota Rho Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. at the University of Central Florida

*Speakers are subject to change.


February 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Orange County Library System (FL)
101 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL 32801 United States


Orange County Library System (FL)