Racial Justice Essay Contest


    The Equal Justice Initiative in partnership with the Allegany County Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Committee (ACLTRC) is pleased to announce an upcoming scholarship contest open to students in grades 9-12 attending public high school in Allegany County, Maryland, where prizes totaling at least $5,000 will be awarded to winning participants.

    Students are asked to examine the history of a topic of racial injustice and to discuss its legacy today. Essays should explain the chosen topic using a specific historical event(s), explore how the injustice persists, and imagine solutions for a future free from racial injustice. Students are encouraged to reflect on how the topic impacts their own lives and communities. The goal of this essay contest is for students to engage with EJI’s ongoing conversation about our nation’s history and legacy of racial injustice by writing about a chosen theme or topic involving racial injustice in America. Using your own voice, the hope is that your essay will explore a theme or topic's context and the details of a related, specific historical event to help discuss the historical injustice that occurred and its connections to present-day injustice. 


    Click HERE to for information. The deadline for submissions March 30, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. 

Secondary Education

  • Secondary Education includes the oversight in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating instructional programs for social studies, mathematics, science, English and reading in grades 6 through 12. In addition, the secondary education director is responsible for STEM programming and supports initiatives of secondary instructional supervisors and middle and high school building administrators.
    For more information, contact the appropriate department supervisor.