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Duquesne University’s 2nd Annual African American Read-In

February 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In honor of Black History month, Duquesne University’s Michael P. Weber Learning Skills Center is hosting the 2nd annual African American Read-In to showcase and celebrate the literary works of African American authors, composers, poets, and other artists.

The event takes place on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in the Duquesne University’s Student Union Ballroom, fourth floor and runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The program will travel through time, following the timeline below:

  • Traditional Pre-Colonial Africa: (pre-1691)
  • Enslavement: (1619-1865)
  • Reconstruction: (1866-1876)
  • Jim Crow: (1896-1968), including the Harlem Renaissance & the Steel Town Era
  • Civil Rights Movement: (1954-1975)
  • Black Power Era: (1965-1982)
  • Post-Civil Rights & Black Power: (1976-2012)
  • Black Lives Matter: (2012-present).



February 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Student Union Ballroom
Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282 United States
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