Win $2,000 in Frederick Douglass Essay Contest

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The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI), a Rochester, New York-based nonprofit organization, recently announced an essay contest that asks participants to write, in 500-800 words, their ideas for practical remedies to modern racism answering this question:

If racial oppression is a kind of disease, what are some of your recommendations for remedies and how can they be applied?

In his 1881 article, The Color Line, Frederick Douglass said, “Few evils are less accessible to the force of reason, or more tenacious of life and power than a long-standing prejudice.” He considered racism a “moral disorder” that distorts perception “according to its own diseased imagination.”

With this in mind, think of what remedies can be used to combat racism.

There will be a total of seven cash prize winners of the Remedies Blog Contest. Three will be chosen nationally from the age groups of 13-15, 16-18 and 19-22. Three more will be selected from those same age groups in the City of Rochester, NY. Each winner will receive $1,000 and a free one-year subscription to Grammarly Premium, along with other gifts. Finally, the grand prize winner will receive $2,000 and a year-long Grammarly Premium subscription and other gifts. See the official rules for more details. The Remedies Blog Contest winners will be announced during a July 4, 2020 webcast hosted by Ms. Douglass and her son, FDFI president, Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Go here to enter.

The deadline to enter is June 19, 2020.

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