Essay entries must highlight at least one African-American woman who has inspired you. The woman or women chosen may be famous, or someone in your life who has had a positive influence on you.
Essay prompt: African-American women have been inspirational to many generations and communities. What notable African-American woman or women have inspired you, or had a positive influence on you?
Discuss which of the following attributes your subject demonstrates: Wisdom, Courage, Perseverance, Sacrifice, Resourcefulness, Grace, Faith, Creativity, Unity, Tradition, Love, or any other qualities you admire.
- Essays are to be submitted from students in grades 3-12 and must contain the number of words as described below for each age group.
- Participants must include name, grade, school, telephone number, and email address if applicable, on the back of essay.
- All essays must be typed in 12-pt. Times New Roman or Arial font, and free of spelling and grammatical errors. Page margins should be 1”. Please proofread essays before submitting.
- Submit essays at the public library closest to you.All essays must be received by Friday, January 21, 2011 before 6:00 pm. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Elementary Grades 3-5 100 words or more
Middle School/Junior High Grades 6-8 250 words or more
High School Grades 9-12 500 words or more
For more information, call Louise Williams Branch Library at 318-327-5422 or Main Branch Library
Children’s Department at 318-327-1490 Ext. 3041.