2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Deadline is January 20, 2009, 12:00pm. The first place essay will receive a $300 monetary reward!
We invite interested undergraduate students to submit well-written, analytical essays as part of the Annual MLK Celebration. Essay contest participants will write a 2-3 page essay responding to the same question that serves as the title of Angela Davis' recent book, "Are Prisons Obsolete?" as a way of addressing the controversial issues surrounding prison proliferation in the United States. Submissions representing all perspectives are welcome. Students are encouraged to utilize both Angela Davis' book and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" as reference texts for their writing.