Grades 6-10 ESSAYS DUE JAN. 5, 2018, 11:59pm
Grades 11 & 12 ESSAYS DUE JAN. 19, 2018, 11:59pm
What makes leaders truly great is their ability to change the world in which they live for the better. Carl and Louis Stokes are examples of two such leaders. Carl transformed Cleveland politics when he became the first African American to be elected mayor of a major American city. Louis Stokes was the first African American congressman elected from Ohio and a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Both men were fierce fighters for justice for all people.
In 500 words or less, think about your own life. Have you seen or experienced opportunities to fight racism, bigotry, violence, discrimination or injustice? How did it inspire you to change the circumstances that created this problem? What actions have you taken toward making these changes a reality?
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