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|Library seeks Black History essay entries|
The Ouachita Parish Public Library System is calling for entries in its annual Black History Essay Writing Contest, sponsored by the Ouachita Parish Public Library System.
The national theme for 2013 is "The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and Commemoration of the March on Washington." In lieu of the national theme, we have chosen "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington: How have these historical events changed the lives of African-Americans?
Essay content must include information about how these two events have impacted the lives of African-Americans, addressing the freedoms to which they share in today.
Prizes and recognitions will be awarded at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Main Branch Library, 1800 Stubbs Ave., Monroe, in the Louis Lock Meeting Room.
The contest is open to students in grades 4-12. Entries should be submitted to the Children's Department at the Main Branch library, 1800 Stubbs Ave., Monroe.
The deadline for turning in all essays is Thursday, Jan. 31, by 9 p.m. at the main branch.