Writing contest offers students a chance to shine light on Black history
A writing contest in Yonkers is giving students a chance to shine a light on Black history and get their work featured at Yonkers City Hall.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Quezada are accepting submissions for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Poem Video Contest.
The theme this year is Black resistance.
It takes a deeper look at how African Americans have fought repression from the early days of America.
Mayor Spano will select one poem from grades 1-4, one poem from grades 5-8 and one video from grades 9-12.
The winning poems and videos will be featured in Yonkers City Hall and online.
Winners will also get a certificate from the mayor and present their work at the annual Black History Month Celebration at City Hall on Feb. 24.