PEMBROKE — T Classic Beauty and Barber Shop in Pembroke offered free haircuts this past month as part of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s African-American Read-In.
In exchange, the student agreed to read aloud while having his or her hair cut.
The university also celebrated Black History Month by playing host to a “Young Voices of the Future” Oral Recitations program. It featured students from R.B. Dean and Peterson elementary schools and CIS Academy in Pembroke. The students recited passages written by an African-American author.
More than 130 people attended the event. The literacy events were sponsored by the Mary Livermore Library and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.