OHIO UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN
2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Guidelines
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rules & Guidelines:
2. Students may submit only one essay, and it must be the student’s original work.
3. The essay must be typed in Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced with standard one inch margins, one side only.
4. The essay must be between 750 and 1000 words (about 3-5 pages).
5. The name, home phone number, parent’s email address, school,grade, and age of student author must be submitted on the entry form,accompanying the essay. Do not place your name or any other identifying information on any other page.
6. All essays are to include references, utilizing at least one book source, but no more than one website source. The sources do not need to be from Dr. King. They can relate to the topic of your essay.
7. Essays may NOT include photographs, images, illustrations, etc.
8. All essays will be judged on the author’s knowledge of the following: Dr. King and his work in the civil rights movement, relevancy to essay theme, originality of ideas and clarity of expression, personal perspective, organization, grammar, and guidelines.
9. All essays submitted become the property of Ohio University Southern and may be displayed on the website, in other university publications, or in locations throughout the community.
10. Children of Ohio University Southern faculty and staff are not eligible.
Deadline & Submission
- In the subject area of the email write the title of your essay
- Include in the text of your email the following information (This information serves as your ENTRY FORM for email submissions. Entries will not be read without the following):
- First Name
- Last Name
- Essay Title
- School Grade & Age
- Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
- Telephone Number with area code
- Parent’s Email Address
- School Name & Teacher’s Email Address
- Attach Speech (do not include your name or any of the above information (except title) on your essay).
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018 at 5:00pm.
- Print and fill in the registration entry form
- Attach the registration form to your speech (do not include your name or entry information on your essay)
- Mail registration form and essay to:
Essays must be received by Friday, January 5, 2018 at 5:00pm. A confirmation will be sent to the email address listed on the registration form within three business days.
Essay on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and The Civil Rights Movement
2125 Words9 Pages
Martin Luther King jr. was one of the most influential persons of the 20th Century. He is the father of the modern civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is recognized around the world as a symbol of freedom as well as peace. King practiced everything that he preached, he did not preach or speak values that he himself did not follow. He established himself as a pastor that was not afraid of hard work, guiding the middle-class congregation to public service. For example, Peake, Thomas R. author of "Martin Luther King, Jr.” states, “He encouraged his parishioners to help the needy and to be active in organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)”. I think that kings motivation…show more content…
He did not stop there with his progression of knowledge; he was a firm believer in the term “knowledge is power”, which he demonstrated by attending Boston University. While in Boston, King met Coretta Scott, a music student and native of Alabama. Despite there career incompatibility as stated in the Peake’s book "My Life With Martin Luther King, Jr.”, “preparing for professions that at first seemed incompatible”. According to the "Martin Luther King Jr. Timeline.” they were married in 1953 and had four children. In 1954 King accepted his first pastorate at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. were he earned yet another degree, this one being a doctoral degree in systematic theology in June of 1955 and was also the year King's first child is born, Yolanda Denise, in November of 1955. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a very motivated love for expressing himself. This love originated from his upbringing in a religious home. Peake, Thomas R., author of "The Speeches Of Martin Luther King, Jr.” supports this idea by stating “Kings father, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., was the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a seminal influence in shaping his