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Cincinnati Schools superintendent to speak at Miami African-American Read-in

Alton Frailey, superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools, will be keynote speaker at Miami’s 14th annual African-American Read-in. Frailey will speak at the beginning of the event, which will be held from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Havighurst Special Collections, third floor of King Library.

Before coming to Cincinnati last fall, Frailey was assistant superintendent of the 32,000-student Spring Branch Independent School District near Houston, Texas, where he had worked as a principal and in various administrative positions since 1990. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

During the African-American Read-in, people of all ethnic groups read works by African-American writers at the same time on the same day in communities across the nation. It was started in 1990 as a formal part of Black History Month activities nationwide and is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and the Black Caucus of the NCTE, with the endorsement of the International Reading Association.

All are welcome to the event, which is sponsored by the Miami University Libraries.

To volunteer to read at Miami’s Read-in, contact Rob Withers at 9-9556 or complete the form available on the Internet at www.lib.muohio.edu/libinfo/new/afam/.

Date Published: 01/16/2003
Volume: 22   Number: 21

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