Magazine article Negro History Bulletin

ASALH Announces 12th Annual Essay Contest for Undergraduate Students

Magazine article Negro History Bulletin

ASALH Announces 12th Annual Essay Contest for Undergraduate Students

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The Association for the Study of African-American Life and History announces its 12th annual Essay Contest for undergraduates. Support for this competition comes from the estate of the late Lillie Newton Hornsby of Atlanta, Georgia. Any full-time undergraduate student in a two or four-year college may enter the competition. The three best papers will be recognized.

Winners will be awarded a $500 cash prize and be invited to attend the ASALH Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in late September. ASALH will pay for the expenses of the winners to attend and participate in the Annual Meeting. A special session will be organized at the Meeting for winners to present their prize-winning essays.

Essays will be submitted on any topic that explores the life, history, and culture of African-Americans. Papers that are polemic and offer personal opinions are not acceptable-a research approach is required. Essays should have appropriate documentation and must conform in style to articles published in the Journal of Negro History by following Kate Turabian, A Manula for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations (1973). …

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