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Drew University Bookstore Celebrates Black History Month

Books, art, and events honor Black culture, history, research

February 2024 – The Drew University Bookstore has created a series of collections, displays, and initiatives in honor of Black History Month.

A collection of themed fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books greet shoppers upon entry into the recently elevated bookstore. Also featured are books written by Black faculty members and recent Writers@Drew speakers Ruha Benjamin and Tiphanie Yanique, whose appearances coincided with 2023 and 2024 Black History Months, respectively.

In addition to the books on display, items for dorms like prints, metal artwork, and pillows are available for purchase throughout the store.

Marie Joyner, manager of the Drew University Bookstore, worked directly with leaders of the Black Student Union and Racial Justice Committee for pieces that decorate the store and celebrate Black History Month.

To close out the month, the bookstore will host an event for Drew students to read and craft with students from Madison’s Acorn Academy daycare. The bookstore will donate a collection of books written by and about African Americans to add to the daycare’s library.

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