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2021 African American Read-In: Poets & Readers


Greetings from the hosts of the African American Read-In!

Meet this year's readers, and learn more about several prominent black womxn poets. 


Michelle Rankins, Assistant Professor, English, Eastern Campus, NCTE Member

Meagan Gibson, Director, Student Engagement, Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus

Jacques O. Smith, Sr., Program Manager, Black American Council


Aba Paintsil, Student, Cuyahoga Community College

Felisa Eafford, Ph.D, Interim Dean, Student Affairs

Kelly Harris-DeBerry, Poet/Author, “Freedom Knows My Name”

Dr. Kymberly Hall-Chambers, Educator, Cleveland Municipal School District

Valerie Kinloch, Ph.D, President-Elect, National Council of Teachers of English

Dr. Lisa Williams, President, Eastern Campus