Selma Speech & Essay Contest
The National Liberty Museum's Selma Speech & Essay Contest engages high school students ages 14-18 in thinking, writing and speaking about relevant, current issues of individual freedom and self-determination in the US today. In order to enter, youth must view the film Selma and submit an original 500-700 word speech and a videotaped reading of this speech on the topic: "What do you think needs to be done today to protect individual freedom and self-determination? What are you doing or will you do to peacefully advance those rights?" The grand prize is $5,000, with runners-up receiving between $500 and $2,500 each. The deadline to enter is January 30, 2015.
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