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Racial Justice Essay Contest

The Essay Contest provides a critical intergenerational engagement with young people that will inherit a community still plagued by the legacy of racial terror lynching.

EJI sponsors an essay contest for public high school students. Students in grades 9-12 are challenged to write an essay that reflects on a historical event and connects it to present-day issues and their lived experiences. EJI typically chooses 4 to 5 winners and awards at least $5,000 in scholarships and prizes. The winners will be announced before the end of the school year.

Statesboro-Bulloch Essay Contest Website
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2024

Information Workshops

  • Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 p.m., Statesboro Regional Library

  • Monday, March 11, 5:30 p.m., Statesboro Regional Library

Mentoring

Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch Remembrance Coalition are available to serve as writing mentors for students writing essays. Contact Michelle Reidel at mreidel@georgiasouthern.edu.

 

 

 

 

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The dehumanizing myth of racial difference endures today because we don’t talk about it.  The Racial Justice Essay Contest begins that conversation for young people.

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