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Black History Essay Contest


The national theme for Black History Month 2020 is “African Americans and the Vote“. This is the 100th year anniversary of the ratification of The Women’s Right to Vote Amendment. 

1 page written 
The recent movie “Harriet” has brought the life of Harriet Tubman, and especially her connection to God, back into the spotlight. How are you inspired by Harriet Tubman? 

Middle School:
2 pages written or 1 page typed, double-spaced
Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to run for president from a major political party. Using the life and accomplishments of Shirley Chisholm as a guide, who is a black woman now who you believe could be president of the USA? 

High School:
4 pages written or 2 pages typed, double-spaced
Discuss the role that young people played in helping to secure our civil rights and the right to vote for all African Americans. How does the Black Lives Matter movement build on their legacy?

All typed papers should be double-spaced. Essays should include your name and grade level. Spelling, grammar, and originality are important. Essays should be turned into Sister Dian Pringle by Sunday, February 16th.

Essays are due by Sunday, February 16th and the winners will be announced on African Heritage Sunday, February 23rd. Papers can also be emailed to Dianpringle@rcn.com.

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