Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Competition is a contest designed to motivate high school students to excel in education. The competition encourages students to express their views on a pre-selected topic and focuses on the ability of the students to communicate orally and in writing. The contest is also designed to give young people experience in public speaking and provides an opportunity for them to obtain some financial support to continue their education.
The topics of the competition are always considered from the point of view of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's competition question is:
- The Occupy Movement is an international protest movement primarily directed against social and economic inequality. In the United States, the activities have included rallies and creation of "tent cities" associated with Occupy Wall Street, Occupy America, and a host of other Occupy groups across the nation. Consider how the Occupy Movement compares with the Civil Rights Movement and the activities of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Please discuss how Martin Luther King Jr. would address either: 1) the tenants of the tent cities or 2) the opponents of the Occupy Movement.
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