Florida Tech ‘Read-In’ to Celebrate African-American Authors, Musicians

Free, Public Event Feb. 12 in Evans Library on Campus

MELBOURNE, FLA. — The words and music of African-American authors and musicians will come to life on Friday, Feb. 12, at Florida Institute of Technology’s Evans Library as members of the university community and the Space Coast at large honor Black History Month.

“Celebrating the Journey: Florida Tech’s African American Read-In” is free and open to the public. The 90-minute event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s lobby. Refreshments will be served.

Featuring readings of works by Maya Angelou, W.E.B. Du Bois, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and more, and musical performances of songs by Jimi Hendrix, Scott Joplin and others, the event will be a unique and powerful experience for participants and attendees alike.

Readers are scheduled to include Florida Tech faculty members Debbie Lelekis, Lisa Perdigao, Gordon Patterson and Keturah Mazo, students Xori Deans, Nicole Ward and Khalil Harrison, and community members Jordin Chandler and Marcia Bentley.

Florida Tech student Ebubechukwu Ubochi and instructor Kyle Knappenberger are among the musical performers.

“Celebrating the Journey” will be moderated by Joni Oglesby, Florida Tech’s chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator.

For more information, contact Linda Khan at 321-674-7450 or lkhan@fit.edu.


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