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Arts & Letters Committee announces the first ever project on racism essay contest

The Gary Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Arts & Letters Committee is pleased to announce the first ever Project on Racism Essay Contest. It is the hope of the committee to further the teachings and lessons of civil rights leaders by providing students a venue to share their vision, legacy and quest for harmony in humanity.

The theme is “63 Years of Integration: Did Brown v. Board of Education Work?”

Students in all grades who attend public, private or home schools are encouraged to enter the contest. Students’ essays should be: handwritten, typed or computer generated in black ink on white paper, double-spaced, one-sided only; and no more than 500 words.

Essays cannot include photo-graphs, images, illustrations, etc. and cannot be sent in binders, portfolios or report covers. An official entry form must be attached to each original, unpublished essay.

Winners will receive a $100 gift card from the GAC Arts & Letters Committee. First, second and third place winners will be selected in three categories: grades one through five, grades six through eight and grades nine through 12.

Winning essays will be judged on originality, grammar, relevancy to the theme and effective expression. The deadline for essays is Saturday, October 14, 2017. Winners will be announced at the GAC Red Carpet Premiere of “Marshall” on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

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