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STUDENTS CAN WIN UP TO $10,000 IN THE FREEDOM'S SISTERS ESSAY CONTEST (250-500 words)

FREEDOM'S SISTERS ESSAY CONTEST

"Who is your favorite Freedom Sister and Why?"

What are you doing to continue her legacy?

Sonia Sanchez Charlayne Hunter-Gault Myrlie Evers Williams
Kathleen Cleaver Coretta Scott King Betty Shabazz

Freedom's Sisters - an exciting interactive museum exhibit, on display at the Jimmy Carter
Library thru October 3rd - tells the stories of 20 outstanding African-American women who have
fought for human rights from the 1800s to the present. You should bring your children to visit
the exhibit because "meeting" each one of these women personally encourages students to
explore the democratic process, to think about values, and to better understand cultural differences.
The exhibition also gives students the opportunity to discover and develop their own creative
thinking, writing abilities and problem-solving skills, via the Freedom's Sisters Essay Contest.
Andů it reinforces the message that, like these 20 amazing women, everybody can be a hero.

Eligible Participants:

4th - 8th grade students

Prizes:

1st place: $5,000 U. S. Savings Bond
2nd place: $2,500 U. S. Savings Bond
3rd place: $1,000 U. S. Savings Bond
1st, 2nd & 3rd runners-up: one (1) $500 U. S. Savings Bond each

CONTEST OPEN:

July 24, 2010 - August 30, 2010

Essays Should Be Mailed To:

Ford Motor Company
ATTN: Freedom's Sisters Essay Contest - Atlanta
1 American Road - 211 WHQ, Dearborn, MI 48126

On a separate cover sheet please include: name, school, grade level, mailing address and telephone number.

Winners will be notified by September 29, 2010

[Additional Online Research Resources]
[Freedom's Sisters Exhibition Honorees (8 pages)]
------- Short biographies and photos of the 20 Freedom's Sisters
[Freedom's Sisters Educator's Guide (33 pages)]
------- National education standards, suggested teaching activities,
bibliography, primary resources


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