Remembering Jerrie Louise Cobb Scott

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[Dr. David E. Kirkland] Usually seeds aren’t planted into the ground in the stubborn cold of February. But what other month could capture such seeds as the ones that our dear friend Jerrie planted in her lifetime. For February stands out not only for the shared history that we commemorate but the campaign of Black books that Jerrie so awesomely pushed. The African American Read-In […]

GUEST BLOG: The Centrality of Works by Black Writers in the African American Read-In

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[Dr. Sandra E. Gibbs] The African American Read-In was founded and sponsored by the Black Caucus (a group of Black professional educators and scholars) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in 1990. The Black Caucus voted to initiate the African American Read-In at its November 1989 meeting, but it was not until 1991 that the National Council of Teachers of English joined […]