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Compete for cash prizes in essay contest on slave memorial

Emory students, staff and faculty are invited to submit essays for a contest sponsored by the President's Commission on Race and Ethnicity (PCORE). "Should Emory have a slave memorial?" is the topic.

The deadline for submissions is April 16.

Winners will be announced on April 30. Three prizes will be awarded: $350 for first place and monetary prizes also for second place and third place. Winning essays will be featured on

According to PCORE, "The Commission sees this essay contest as an ongoing discourse about Emory's contested past." Last year, the University issued a formal statement of regret over the history of the school's involvement with slavery, a dialogue PCORE championed.

There is a 750-word limit and the entries will be judged by an independent, multidisciplinary panel from the Emory community.    

Submit essays electronically to or by hard copy to:

PCORE-sponsored Essay Contest
Community and Diversity Office
201 Dowman Dr., Administration Building Suite 305
Atlanta, GA 30322

For more information, visit

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