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Works of Poet Langston Hughes to be read aloud for Black History Month celebration

01/30/2015 10:34 am


Rockford, Ill., — Students, faculty and staff at Rockford University will participate in a “Read Aloud of Black American Voices” in celebration of Black American History Month on February 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The event will take place at the Howard Colman Library located on the Rockford University Campus at 5050 East State Street, Rockford. The public is invited to attend.

Sponsored by the English department at the university, the event will feature the works of renowned poet Langston Hughes, one of the earliest innovators of the jazz poetry style. Ten copies of “The Selected Poems of Langston Hughes” will be given away throughout the celebration.

Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, contact Professor Michael Perry at

The event is one of several at the university throughout the month. For a full listing of events, see