Join us this Thursday to celebrate Black History Month with New Jersey high school students and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
2013 Black History Month Celebration
The Minorities in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association is pleased to announce its annual BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONTEST. The purpose of this competition is to showcase and share the knowledge of our youth and encourage excellence in writing by New Jersey high school students.
This year, New Jersey high school students were asked to write a letter to the United States Supreme Court advising the Justices whether or not race should continue to be a factor considered in the admission process of public colleges using 1,000 words or less.
Entries are closed.
280 essays were received.Click here to read the winning essays.
Students who submit an essay will qualify for the opportunity to compete in a Black History Trivia Contest on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the New Jersey Law Center to compete for the following cash prizes:
First Place $250.00 Visa Gift Card Second Place $150.00 Visa Gift Card Third Place $100.00 Visa Gift Card
Each contestant will also receive a certificate of merit for their participation. All prizes will be presented to the students on February 21, 2013 at the New Jersey Law Center.
Black History Month
2013 Program and Trivia Contest
Thursday, February 21
6 - 9 p.m.
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick
Featured Presentation Slavery to Freedom at the Kitchen Table: a Historical Look at Soul Food from 1830-1975
by Chef Wheeler del Torro
Chef del Torro will present a lecture and cooking demonstration. The lecture will encompass a historical and anthropological look into the study of soul food as an American cuisine. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample dishes featuring traditional soul food ingredients and learn the history of each dish – its historical roots, cultural significance and a healthy method of preparation.
Featured Visual Artist
Creative Force Inc.
Trivia Contest Host
Steven G. Hockaday, Esq., president-elect, Garden State Bar Association, housing attorney, Essex-Newark Legal Services