The African American Read-In has been around for 25 years and over those years more than 5 million participants have taken part in events across the country that celebrate the work of African American authors. But as David Kirkland explains in this video, the Read-In is so much more than a simple celebration of books.
“The Read-In is beginning to add more voices into the conversation. . . . It’s taking the idea of democracy and it’s living it.”