Montclair Black Coalition Launches Black History Month Poster Contest

Montclair, NJ – The newly formed Montclair Black Coalition (MBC) has launched a Black History Month Poster Competition. The competition is open to all 5th through 12th grade students that are attending a Montclair school and college students attending a surrounding college. Submissions will be accepted until Friday January 27th (originally, Friday, January 20th). The winners will be announced on Saturday, February 4th. The winning artworks will be displayed in storefronts of local businesses during February and March 2023. Interested students can visit for more information and to enter the contest.

Through research and creativity, students will commemorate Black History Month and learn about the people and critical historical moments, where little may be known. The contest’s theme is Unsung Heroes and Moments in History.

“Art is a powerful way to tell a story and explore various topics,” states Kay Richards, founder of Montclair Black Coalition. Two (2) student winners at each grade level – elementary, middle, high school and college will be awarded.

“It’s important to share the rich culture and significance of black history throughout Montclair,” adds Montclair Black Coalition board member Denise Ford Sawadogo.

The Montclair Black Coalition is a volunteer coalition of Black businesses and residents of Montclair. Its mission is to drive interconnected experiences of Black culture and history within Montclair and the surrounding areas. Its aim is to cultivate an environment where sustainable Black connections are made to support educational, historical, cultural, and charitable activities.

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