Lakeland University recently participated in National African-American Read-In Day, celebrating Black History Month by paying homage to great literature produced by black Americans.
Lakeland is the only college or university in Wisconsin to participate in this initiative, created by the National Council of Teachers of English.
The event, which took place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the 1862 Lounge, was staffed by Ann Penke, LU director of library services; Corey Roberson, success coach, and other members of the Student Success & Engagement Office.
Penke brought dozens of books written by African-Americans, and Lakeland students, faculty and staff were encouraged to sample them on site, and/or check them out immediately from there.
“It was great to see members of the Lakeland family enjoying the works of these great African-American authors,” said Penke.
“If you’re interested in reading any of the books, they are on display in the library and available to be checked out.”