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34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay & Oratorical Contest

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Contest Deadline for entries is December 31, 2023.
Finalists will be announced on January 8, 2024. Finalists Oratorical Workshop session and review of Oratorical Contest rules will be January 16, 2024 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33705.
Finalist Oratorical Contest Competition will occur on January 27, 2024 at 10 a.m. at Enoch Davis Center.

The top four (4) applicants in each grade level will be eligible to compete for the $500 scholarship.

Essay Topic: From his “I Have A Dream” speech, Dr. King said the following: “In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” What aspects of Dr. King’s character, do you think, would lead him to say this? Compare this philosophy to those of other civil rights advocates of his time (or of today).

Click here for more information: https://events.stpeteparksrec.org/events/6939

The 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay & Oratorical Contest hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Organization Inc., in cooperation with the Pinellas County National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the City of St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department’s Enoch Davis Center.



January 27
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation


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