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Thursday, February 14, 2008

“Dream Deferred” Essay Contest on Civil Rights in the Mideast

This essay contest takes its title from a 1951 poem by Langston Hughes: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The poem helped propel the civil rights movement in the United States.

Today, it will hopefully inspire you to describe your dream deferred for the Middle East, which the United Nations calls the world’s least free region. The contest has two parts: one for Middle Eastern youth (25 and younger) and one for American youth (25 and younger).

To participate write a brief essay (600-2,000 words) addressing one of the following three questions: Why should Americans - like you - help civil rights reformers in the Middle East? How can you as an individual support the struggle for civil rights in the Middle East?

March 30, 2008

Award Amount:
Up to $10,000

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