SFA presents National African-American Read-In at BQJ

SFA presents National African-American Read-In at BQJ
Posted on 02/16/2018
SFA presents National African-American Read-In at BQJ

Students at Brooks-Quinn-Jones Elementary School read “Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book” this morning as part of the National African-American Read-In.

Pre-K students through second-graders were read to by Stephen F. Austin State University students and faculty. SFA professor Dr. Lauren Burrow and Sara De La Garza, a junior at SFA, were on hand early Friday in the BQJ library.

The Read-In is part of Black History Month activities taking place during February at the campus and across Nacogdoches ISD. At Brooks-Quinn-Jones, there are daily readings of Black American hero/accomplishments over the campus intercom. A Black History program is set for February 28 at BQJ.

SFA also has a Read-In scheduled at Nacogdoches High School’s library from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Thomas J. Rusk and Fredonia Elementary schools will hold Black History programs on Thursday, Feb. 22. The program at TJR is at 2:30 p.m. that day; Fredonia will hold its celebration at 5:30 p.m.

McMichael Middle School will host a Black History program at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19.

At Nacogdoches High School, Students of Color will present “Strengthening Our Roots,” a Black History program on at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23. The program will be held in the NHS auditorium.  Admission is free.

Earlier in the month Raguet Elementary second-graders attended the play “The Underground Railroad” at Stephen F. Austin State University.