$1,000 Paul Robeson Contest for Educators

Paul Robeson

The Bay Area Paul Robeson Centennial Committee in Oakland is co-sponsoring a contest with the National Association for Multicultural Education for the best lesson on the great anti-racist and cultural hero’s life, experiences and talents. Winners will receive a $1,000 or $500 award.
Those who wish to enter must create and submit a video of a lesson about Robeson, along with a written lesson plan and student evaluations.  A panel of educators and others, including a representative of the multicultural education association, will judge the lessons and present two awards for first and second place winners. Winning lessons will be distributed online with credit to their creators.
In the course of his life, Robeson won letters in 15 sports, was an anti-fascist organizer during World War II, a beloved singer and actor, an internationalist, and a courageous fighter for the rights of African-Americans.  
However, he is little known by many students who have not had an opportunity to learn about Robeson because his life is left out of traditional U.S. history texts.
To enter the contest, submit materials to the Bay Area Robeson Centennial Committee by midnight March 18 at P.O. Box 3628, Oakland, Ca. 94609-0628  
Guidelines for submissions are available at www.bayarearobeson.org.  A comprehensive website covering Robeson’s life and accomplishments is available at oaktownrobeson.blogspot.com.

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