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Student Art Contest ~ 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation
by Khubaka, Michael Harris ( blackagriculture [at] yahoo.com )
Thursday Aug 30th, 2012 10:42 AM
California students 13-18 can compete in a National competition to commorate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. America's Second Independence Day, marks a milestone on the ongoing journey towards a greater measure of freedom Creativity and artistic presentation allows students to express themselves.
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Sacramento, CA ~ Student artists ages 13-18 are invited to submit work to an art show answering the question “What Does Freedom Mean to You?” Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2:00 p.m., A California 150th Anniversary of the Emanciption Public Celebration, California State Capitol will provide examples of the educational possibilities..

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation’s African American Experience Fund, has launched Expressions of Freedom, a nationwide artistic competition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Expressions of Freedom is designed to connect student artists to the significance of the American Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the system of national parks that commemorate events associated with the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.

Contest submissions will be accepted in three categories — photography, poetry, and digital short films.

The first-place winner in each category will receive a $2,500 academic scholarship and the second-place winner will receive a $1,000 academic scholarship.

Deadline for entries is Oct. 15. Details are available at http://www.nps.gov/freedom.