In honor of Black History Month, the UA Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity is sponsoring an essay contest for undergraduate students to promote knowledge of African American history. In January 1993 she became only the second poet in U. S. History to have the honor of writing and reciting original poetry at a presidential inauguration for Bill Clinton. Maya Angelou has been called" America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M.
Braxton. Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll said, " This year's Black History Month essay and art contest winners masterpieces truly reflect the diversity in Florida. Each of them, their submissions as well as the schools they represent, has a story to tell about the richness in cultural history of Florida and America. Students from across the country sent in their essays.
Throughout February, were celebrating Canadas history and its future by publishing the 30 scholarship winners beginning Monday, February 5, 2018.
Two winners will be selected. Essay Contest for Grades 412: The Black History Month essay contest is open to all Florida students in grades 4 through 12. Three winners will be selected: one elementary student (grades 45), one middleschool student (grades 68), and one high school student (grades 912).
Essay finalistsrunnersup will be notified by mail, email or phone on February 16. Students must confirm their attendance and participation in the trivia contest by February 23. Students will compete in a trivia contest and receive awards on February 27 during the Black History Month Program. Eight University of Arkansas at Little Rock students who won a Black History Month essay contest took a free trip to explore AfricanAmerican history in New York City.
Dr. John Kirk, director of the UA Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity, led the trip July 916 in New York City. Winners will be announced and must be present at the Black history month essay contest announcement on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6 p. m. at the North Miami Public Library.