This Saturday’s event will highlight Black children’s authors and Martin’s resources.
INDIANAPOLIS – In an effort for the community to meet and support the works of black children authors, Martin University will host the Black Child Book Fair Tour this Saturday, March 11, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Gathertorium at 2186 N. Sherman Drive. Area school children are expected and encouraged to attend the event, which is free and open to the public.
“In addition to encouraging more reading and advancing education -- the ‘great equalizer’ -- we want to increase the connection between Black families and the many resources we have in our Education Department,” said Martin University President Sean Huddleston. “We are proud that some of our professors’ literary works will be included.”
In addition to Martin University professors, other authors will be from the International Black Children's Literature Fair, Local Black Literature Bookstore, and Midtown City Market & Gallery. The corporate sponsor is The Indianapolis Children’s Museum.
Other sponsors and participants include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Iota Lambda Chapter; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Iota Zeta Chapter, Midtown City Market & Gallery; HeadBangers Kickboxing Academy; and OAKS Institute.
The event is an extension of Martin University’s celebration of Black History Month.
Founded in 1977, Martin University is Indiana's only Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) of higher education. It is steeped in a history of service, and its mission is to educate and develop diverse workforce-ready students in an inclusive, supportive, and collegiate environment. Martin University’s vision is to elevate the landscape while providing transformative opportunities, inclusive support, and service to our communities.