Florida Tech Hosts African-American Read-In to Celebrate Black Migrations Friday
By Adam Lowenstein, FIT News Bureau // February 22, 2019
event is free and open to the public
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Space Coast residents and Florida Tech students and faculty will take an artistic journey as the university holds its 4th annual African-American Read-In from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Evans Library.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
This year’s theme is “Black Migrations: To the Stars and Beyond.”
It will focus on the words and music of African-American authors, poets and musicians while exploring the far-reaching influences of black culture and achievement throughout the United States.
The offerings also will touch on the Great Migration of 6 million African-Americans from the rural South to the Midwest and Northern cities including Chicago, Detroit, and New York in the early- to mid-20th Century.
The event will be moderated by Joni Oglesby, Ph.D., vice president of resource development at the United Way of Brevard and a former Florida Tech executive.
Among the presenters will be Florida Tech’s Winston Scott. Artists represented will include Toni Morrison, Billie Holiday, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston.
Event sponsors are Evans Library and the Florida Tech School of Arts and Communication.