Celebrating Black Authors
Centennial students participated in the national Black Writers Read-In program on Tuesday, February fourth. Students and teachers volunteered to read works by published black authors. Several classes gathered in the Centennial Library to listen to poems, short stories, non fiction selections and moving personal accounts from black writers.
Junior Riston Hambrick-Osler read the poem “Afro-American Fragment” by Langston Hughes and was excited to be part of the celebration, “I wanted to play a part in my history. I just wanted to be a good contributor to my culture and to my part. It isn’t always easy, but I felt it was worth it to do something meaningful.”