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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate African American Literature at Houston Elementary School

Thursday, February 14, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, February 15, at 11:15 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser along with Acting DCPS Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee, and other community leaders will celebrate Black History Month at Houston Elementary School’s African American Read-In. This event will commemorate the significance of literacy through read-alongs and spoken word performances.

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.


Friday, February 15, at 11:15 am


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, Acting Chancellor, DC Public Schools
Jason Wallace, Executive Director, Commission on Fathers, Men, and Boys
Rembert Seaward, Principal, Houston Elementary School


Houston Elementary School
1100 50th Place, NE
*Closest Metro Station: Deanwood Metro Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).