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COD African American Read-In: 2020 Read-In

The Read-In was held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College of DuPage Library Alcove and featured over 20 readers from the COD community.

You can listen to selections from this year's COD African American Read-In as aired on Sunday, February 9th on WDCB's program First Light. Visit www.wdcbfirstlight.org/news/2020/2/9/cods-annual-african-american-read-in

2020 African American Read-In Bibliography

African American Read-In logoAngelou, Maya. Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer. Random House, 2006.
Brooks, Gwendolyn. To Disembark. Third World Press, 1981.
Burroughs, Margaret Taylor. What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black? Cultural Fund, 1992.
Burton, Art T. Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves. U of Nebraska Press, 2008.
Chisholm, Shirley. Unbought and Unbossed. Take Root Media, 2010.
Gaines, Ernest J. Mozart and Leadbelly: Stories and Essays. Knopf, 2005.
Hampton, Fred. “People Have to Have the Power,” in Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal, edited by Manning Marable and Leith Mullings. Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.
Hughes, Langston. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes. Vintage Books, 1990.
Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Antiracist. One World, 2019.
Khan-Cullors, Patrisse, Asha Bandele, and Angela Y. Davis. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Morrison, Toni. Nobel Lecture. The Nobel Prize, 1993. www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1993/morrison/lecture
Perry, Imani. Breathe: A Letter to My Sons. Beacon Press, 2019.
Shakur, Tupac. The Rose that Grew from Concrete. Simon and Schuster, 2009.
Smith, Tracy K. Wade in the Water. Graywolf Press, 2018.
Woodfox, Albert, and Leslie George. Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope. Grove Press, 2019.

College of DuPage African American Read-In

2020 Read-In Schedule

 

10 a.m.

Jennifer Kelley - Welcome

10:05

Deborah Adelman - Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry

10:15

Dennis Emano - When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

10:25

Robert Dixon-Kolar - Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith

10:35

Brian O’Keefe - Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves by Art T. Burton

10:45

Sam Mitrani - Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement  by Albert Woodfox

10:55

Dan Bindert - Mozart and Leadbelly by Ernest J. Gaines

11:05

Shaheen Chowdhury - “Let it Be Known” and “I’m a Woman” by Margaret Burroughs and “Ain’t I a Woman?” by Sojourner Truth

11:15

Amy Camp - Various lyrics by Prince

11:25

Kristin Bailey - Nobel Prize Lecture by Toni Morrison

11:35

Ken Orenic - “The People Have to Have the Power” by Fred Hampton

11:45

Devin Chambers - The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur

11:55

Dana Thompson - “Continue” by Maya Angelou

12:05 

Robert Moorehead - How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

12:15

David Swope - Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm

12:25

Jamari McElroy - “To Black Women” by Gwendolyn Brooks

12:35

Manuel Nartey - “War” by Manuel Nartey

12:45

David Coppins - “I, Too” by Langston Hughes

12:55

Thank you!

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