Alderwoman Coggs hosts Black History Month 'read-in' at MLK library

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Black History Month was the focus of a "read-in" Wednesday evening in Milwaukee.

The hope is to instill a love of learning and reading, especially for young African Americans.

Alderwoman Milele Coggs helped read to kids at the Martin Luther King library. 

She says the read-in allows people of color to know the important role they've played in American literature.

"Literacy is fundamental," Coggs said. "In all that our young people will grow to do job-wise, professional-wise and contributions to the community, literacy is such a big part of that. So this is one fun way that we're stressing the importance of literacy as well as the history of people of African descent in this country."

This year is the 30th national African American read-in since it first began.

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