BUSINESS: Second Annual “Black History, Black Stories” Contest Launches

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By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News Publisher

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The second annual “Black History, Black Stories” contest sponsored by Macmillan Learning launched today. The contest, now in its second year is open to college students and faculty. They can submit a photo of themselves with either an essay or a short video story along with a short essay.

“We believe stories are more important than the stories we tell about ourselves and others. This contest aims to highlight those stories that have gone unrecognized or overlooked.” This contest is one of many Macmillan Learning initiatives to ensure diversity in education.

Entries are accepted through December 15, 2021, and prizes will be awarded during Black History Month, February 2022, to the top six winners. Prizes include $1,000 going to the top student and faculty winners, $500 to second place winners and $250 for third place. The Macmillan Learning History Community Site will feature the winners. The submissions will be judged in a cross-section by at least 10 Macmillan Learning employees who support the creation and distribution of course materials for college students. This includes the company’s extensive portfolio of History titles.

This contest, “Black History, Black Stories”, was created in 2020 to highlight Black voices in education, and to recognize the struggle for social justice that the #BlackLivesMatter campaign has inspired. Charles Walker Jr. was last year’s student winner and created a video about Colin Kaepernick’s symbolism. Bradley Borougerdi was last year’s instructor winner. He spoke about how he was inspired by the Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice, which teaches about the history and terror of lynching and racial violence.

View past winners and find out more about the contest at the “Black History, Black Stories” website.

About Macmillan Learning

Macmillan Learning, a family-owned private company that improves people’s lives through education. We create innovative products and learning materials that connect research and learning practice. This allows us to improve student outcomes and foster innovation. We collaborate with some of the most respected researchers, educators, administrators, developers, and other professionals to create engaging content. To learn more, please visit macmillanlearning.com or see us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or join our Macmillan Community.

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