2021 Black Writers Read-in

We celebrate Black History Month with the work of African and African-American Writers read by members of the Sag Harbor community.

The annual Read-In is sponsored by the Black Caucus of The National Council of Teachers of English.

It was produced by the John Jermain Library, the Eastville Community Historical Society and Canios Books all of Sag Harbor.

The readers are Catherine Creedon director of the John Jermaine Library, Sag Harbor artist Michael Butler, Gloria Brown and Nancy Meyers.

Heard are an African folk tale "If People Could Fly", and “Talking Drums, a Selection of Poems From Africa South of the Sahara, James Baldwin’s “Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation”, from The Fire Next Time. and Let America be America Again by poet Langston Hughes.

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Jacqueline Marks reads a portion of the short story Sweat (1926) by Zora Neale Hurston

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