Winners of AARLCC’s 2015 Black History Month Essay & Art Competition
Winners of AARLCC’s 2015 Black History Month Essay & Art Competition — Three young essay writers and three young artists were selected to win this year’s 2015 Black History Month Essay & Art Competition at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC). On Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, following an interactive African storytelling program by Trina Soumah of Ballet Brika African Dance Theater, a ceremony was held in a seminar room where the confident young people read their essays or described their artwork. And then, they each received their prize of a Kindle Fire. The contest was sponsored by the Friends of AARLCC with prizes courtesy of Best Buy. The students were selected from three different age categories and the subject of their assignment was this: “In an ideal society, everyone should have the same opportunities and be treated equally, regardless of their race or social status. Within the past century several events have occurred in America that have changed the nation’s perspective of social equality toward Black people. Compare two notable events and describe their impact on society, both at the time it happened and presently.” L-r: Venecha Williams, Daneil Chambers, Joshua Bell, Jasmine Perez, Justin Culley, Joshua Polo.