Civil Rights Essay Contest

MLKVoices of Democracy (VOD), in cooperation with the Center for Democratic Deliberation at Penn State and the journal Young Scholars in Writing, is sponsoring an essay contest, “Exploring the Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement.”  Open to all undergraduate students, the contest offers cash prizes for the top three essays and an opportunity for the winner to publish his or her work in Young Scholars in Writing, a peer-reviewed journal featuring undergraduate research on topics related to rhetoric and writing. Users of VOD can find speeches suitable for analysis, along with examples of the kind of rhetorical analysis the contest emphasizes, categorized under the theme “Civil Rights” on the VOD site.  

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