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September 12, 2003

Essay contest announced

The Iowa State and Ames communities are invited to submit essays detailing the importance of Brown vs. Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that ended racial segregation.

Authors should include a brief statement explaining the decision's impact on education and their lives. Essays should be approximately 1,000 words or four, double-spaced pages.

Submissions are due Dec. 15. Mail essays to George Jackson, President, NAACP (Ames Branch), P.O. Box 529, Ames, IA 50010.

Award winners will be notified and recognized at the annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in Ames on Feb. 13, 2004.

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