Twenty-Three (23) years ago the Detroit Branch NAACP, Coca-Cola, and the Detroit Public School district came together to allow students to portray their knowledge of civil rights history.
The Art & Essay competition is an excellent opportunity for elementary through high school students to showcase their artistic talents through various pens and brushes. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate through their talents “What the civil rights struggle means to me.”
Over the past 23 years this partnership has distributed more than $250,000 in scholarship dollars to students in the community. Students have the opportunity to win first, second, or third place in each category. The competition traditionally begins its process in February and the winners and their artwork are showcased at the annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner.
23rd Annual Art/Essay Information Packet