National Freedom Museum High School Essay Contest

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma march. The National Liberty Museum is sponsoring an essay contest for high school students in response. The topic:

“The movie Selma tells the story of how Martin Luther King, Jr. and others peacefully protested to advance voting rights. 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 contest is open to students aged 14-18 in public, private and home school programs. Details about the prizes and contest requirements can be found here.


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