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MBU history professor to speak at African-American Read-In at William Perry Elementary

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The Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host its 35th Annual African-American Read-In event at William Perry Elementary School on March 10, at 3 p.m.

The goal of “Reading Between the Lines” is to celebrate the rich literary contributions of Black authors while fostering a sense of community and appreciation for diverse voices.

All community members, parents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend and hear Tillerson-Brown, dean of Mary Baldwin College for Women and professor of history, bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Students in Grades K-12 will actively participate by sharing favorite poems, passages, monologues, speeches, essays or quotes penned by Black authors. The interactive engagement highlights the significance of diverse voices in literature and promotes a deeper understanding of Black culture in America.

“The African-American Read-In is a wonderful opportunity for our students to connect with the rich literary heritage of African-American authors. This event aligns with our commitment to fostering inclusivity, diversity, and equity within our school community,” Waynesboro Schools Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Kendra Jones Carter said.

William Perry Elementary is at 840 King Ave., Waynesboro.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.