Students at the DeKalb campuses of Agnes Scott College, Emory University, Georgia Piedmont College, Georgia State University, Oglethorpe University and Mercer University are eligible for the college essay contest, which has prizes totaling up to $10,000. Guidelines can be found on NAACP DeKalb's website.
The deadline for both contests is March 15. Organizers did not say how many winners will be selected.
The initiative is part of the DeKalb Remembrance Project, which was started by local members of the NAACP shortly after they returned from a 2018 trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery.
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