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African American Read-In Day

     Featured readers included Candice Sturdivant, parent and Wingate University employee, reading “Up The Learning Tree”: Stephanie Clark , teacher assistant, Wingate Elementary, read “Mama Where Are You From”: Leon Crowder, teacher assistant Wingate Elementary, read “Dave the Potter: artist, poet, slave” : Dr. Denise Patterson, Associate Superintendent of Auxiliary Services for Union County Public Schools, read “Lily Browns Paintings”: Mrs. Drusilla Thomas, Assistant Principal for East Union Middle School, read “Just Like Josh Gibson”: Mr. Frank Deese, Mayor of Marshville, read “Of Thee I Sing”: Mr. Jimmy Blakeney, Town of Wingate employee, read “of Thee I Sing”: Mrs. Sherryann Sylvestre, teacher at Wingate Elementary, read “More than Anything Else”: Ms. Sandra Coble, parent and member of the Board of Elections, read “Follow the Drinking Gourd”: and Kim Chambers, children’s’ services employee at Marshville Public Library, read “This Jazz Man.”
     The read-in is a National Event sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in celebration of Black History month and a tribute to African-American literacy. It is also endorsed by the International Reading Association. Over a million readers of all ethnic groups from the United States, the District of Columbia, the West Indies, African countries have participated.  Our success for the celebration was due to the wonderful guest readers we had. They interacted with the students and did a great job. Denise Helms, Media Coordinator, did a fabulous job organizing the event for Wingate’s students.

Written by: Eric Doan
Posted: Mar 12, 2012 by Eric Doan

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