Fever Helps Celebrate Black History

February 2, 2005
To celebrate black history awareness and the importance of reading in the community, Indiana Black Expo, Inc. (IBE) has announced its second annual Black History Initiative, “Literacy…Continuing the Legacy.” This program provides a fresh addition to existing programs and events offered by IBE throughout the year. The program is sponsored in part by the Indiana Fever and the Indianapolis Recorder.

The primary goal is to celebrate black history and the importance of reading and literacy in the community. The program is geared toward children in grades K-3 and will feature guest storytellers from the Indiana Fever as well as influential Indiana professionals.

The first reading will be held on Monday, Feb. 14 at IBE’s charter school, Andrew J. Brown Academy, with the Fever’s Coretta Brown appearing as a guest reader. Thursday, Feb. 24 will mark the finale of the “Literacy…Continuing the Legacy” Black History Initiative at Conseco Fieldhouse, with the Fever co-hosting the event. Brown and Ebony Hoffman both will be on hand as guest readers. Although it will not be open to the public, selected schools will listen to readings by or about African–Americans and have the opportunity to win prizes.

For more information on this and other IBE programs and events, visit www.indianablackexpo.com or call 317-925-2702.