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Library hosts African-American Read-in

On Sunday February 1, 2009, The John Jermain Memorial Library hosted

Gloria Brown reads at African American Read-in
Gloria Brown reads at African American Read-in. Photographed by Kathryn Szoka.

the 20th Annual African-American Read-in. Sag Harbor Mayor Greg Ferraris started the afternoon’s readings with a selection about the African- American communities in Sag Harbor from Stephen Longmire’s Keeping Time in Sag Harbor. Over thirty people attended the Read-in, many of them sharing a favorite piece of writing authored by an African- American. Herbert Randall, whose photographs are featured in our gallery during the month of February, also attended. Gloria Brown (pictured) read a selection about coming of age in church from Henry Louis Gate’s memoir, Colored People. A reception for the opening of Mr. Randall’s photography exhibit followed the readings.

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