Deadline Drawing Near For The 20th Annual Poster Competition Sponsored By The WV Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission

November 29, 2004

Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Poster Competition. The deadline for all submissions is December 17, 2004. The theme for this year’s competition is:  

“Brown vs. The Board of Education—Then and Now”  

The mission of the Martin Luther King, Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission is to celebrate one of the most important decisions of the civil rights movement in America. On May 17, 1954, in the case of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, the U.S. Supreme Court ended federally sanctioned racial segregation in the public schools by ruling unanimously that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”  

“Each year students throughout the state of West Virginia have shared their artistic abilities by submitting their entries as a way of celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year we want to extend his legacy through the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision,” said Commission members.  

Official rules are available at  

Again, all entries must be postmarked on or before December 17, 2004 and should be mailed or delivered to:  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster Contest West Virginia Holiday Commission West Virginia State University 616 Wallace Hall Institute, WV 25112-1000 Attn: Mrs. Patricia Wilson  

Entries can also be faxed to 304-232-0513 Emailed entries will also be accepted, check the website above for the email address.  


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