Around 50 Tallahassee residents came out to the LeRoy Collins Public Library Tuesday night to commemorate African American authors as part of black history month.
Folks read poetry from authors like Langston Hughes, Mari Evans and Don L. Lee. They also sang songs, danced and told stories about African American culture.
"There were major contributions to the making of our country by people from the African Diaspora, and hopefully it will inspire people to continue to be positive contributors to the making of America," said a woman who read several poems to the crowd.
Several of the night's performers were middle and high school students.
Library visitors can go visit the second floor of the LeRoy Collins Library to see a photo exhibit which highlights the African American experience through history.