The Smithfield-Selma High Ladies and Men of Distinction took part in the African American Read-In with students at Selma Elementary on Feb. 23.
The goal of the African-American Read-In is to document readers making the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.
During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In, according to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Smithfield-Selma High students Tatyana McElveen, Elizabeth Hardy, Kayla Smith, Kiniah Street, Chandler Lasater, De’Oveon Fuentes, Joshua Raiford, Deja McIntosh, Angel Guzman-Garcia, Laura Price, Eric Hess, Sara Altman, Elijah Exum, and Antonio McDaniels participated in the read-in at Selma Elementary.
Patrice Hardy and Marvin Burke, Smithfield-Selma High staff sponsors of the Ladies and Men of Distinction, accompanied the student readers to Selma Elementary.
The read-in is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the NCTE and also the NCTE, and it is endorsed by the International Literacy Association.