Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mildred Barry Garvin Prize for Africa American History

Deadline Extended - November 1, 2012
The Mildred Barry Garvin Prize is an award of $1,500 to a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian for outstanding teaching of black American history in kindergarten through high school or outstanding performance in a related activity such as developing curriculum materials. One prize is awarded annually.
Nominations for the 2013 prize must be postmarked by November 1, 2012. Nominees must be a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian engaged in teaching black American history at any grade level between kindergarten and high school. Individuals may be nominated by others, or they may self-nominate.
To nominate an educational professional submit the nomination form and a 500 word essay that describes the nominee’s qualifications and why he or she should receive the prize. You may access the nomination form at http://njhistory.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=cQABAAAFvwAGgAU.
Postmark and submit the nomination form and essay no later than November 1, 2012 to:
Niquole Primiani
Chief Programs Officer
New Jersey Historical Commission
225 West State Street, PO Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625-0305

(Please use the P.O. Box for U.S. Mail and the street address for courier service.)

PLEASE NOTE that the prize will be given at the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture series in Newark, New Jersey on February 16, 2013. The 2013 conference will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and is titled, Emancipation and the Work of Freedom. The prize winner will be expected to attend the conference to accept the award. The award recipient may also send a designate if he or she is unable to attend.

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