An African-American Read-In will highlight the Kenilworth Historical Society’s Black History Month Celebration on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 23. The general public is invited to attend the event, which will take place at the newly restored Oswald J. Nitschke House “living history” museum and cultural arts center, 49 South 21 Street, Kenilworth, N.J. A soul food “tasting” will be served starting at 1:30 p.m., and the Read-In will begin at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. The program is appropriate for all age groups.
The Read-In will be conducted by local students from David Brearley Middle and High School, who will read an inspiring selection of poetry by various Black authors. Some members of Kenilworth’s First Baptist Church and Union Baptist Church will be participating in the program as well.
The Read-In is being coordinated by the David Brearley English department in conjunction with the Twenty-Fifth National African-American Read-In sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and NCTE.
For further information, please call 908-709-0434.
The Kenilworth Historical Society is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the research, preservation and interpretation of the historic Oswald J. Nitschke House, local history and culture. For further details regarding the Kenilworth Historical Society, please visit the organization’s Web site at www.kenilworthhistoricalsociety.org.