Winners of the Davidson County, Tennessee, Racial Justice Essay contest with EJI staff in June 2019. Photo from EJI.org
Thanks to all who participated!
JOin us for a virtual awards ceremony on March 10, 2021 @7PM
We will livestream the ceremony from this webpage (https://www.coloradolynchingmemorial.org/dps-essay-contest) as well as our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/clmproject).
For DPS High School Students
Aug 31, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021
$5000 in scholarship funds awarded to winning participants
The Equal Justice Initiative sponsors essay contests for high school students in counties where a historical marker is being placed to memorialize victims of lynching.
The essay contest was open to all DPS students in grades 9-12 and was on the topic of our nation's history of racial inequality. For more details visit the EJI Denver Essay Contest website by clicking the button below.
Scroll down for video recordings of past writing webinars with some very special guests!
Webinar #1 On Research
Local history experts join the Colorado Lynching Memorial team as we examine some of the state’s Social Justice history to generate investigative techniques to supply contestants.
View the first workshop here
Webinar #2 On Managing The Shortness
Only 1000 words! In this session, we will look into strategies to develop powerful and poignant compositions. The hope is that partakers leave with more confidence within the constraints.
View the second workshop here
To view the student Q&A Click here
Webinar #3 On Personalization
Your Voice Matters! With inspiration from literary creatives, during this time we will explore how to fashion and style this essay to make it uniquely you.
View the third workshop here
Webinar #4 On Editing
In our final gathering, we will generate blueprints and checklists to tighten up participants’ creations for the last push to submission.
View the fourth workshop here