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Changing America digital storytelling contest; 1st place wins $500

The Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center invites  current Metropolitan State students to submit entries to the Digital Storytelling Prize, a contest offered in conjunction with the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Changing America: Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The March on Washington, 1963. 

Students should use digital media to create brief narrative responses to the exhibit and the question, “How has the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and/or the March on Washington of 1963 affected your life?” Instructors are encouraged to set additional requirements such as relating the exhibit to themes from their courses, consultation of additional resources, etc.

Changing America: We March, We Demand. Image courtesy of Library of Congress
Changing America: We March, We Demand. Image courtesy of Library of Congress

Prizes: The  winner will receive a $500 gift card to Amazon.com. Two honorable mentions will receive $100 gift cards to the university bookstore. Winning entries will be showcased at the exhibit’s closing event on Nov. 4.

Submission deadline: Send submissions to library.socialmedia@metrostate.edu by Oct. 17. Please see this flyer or the complete official rules.

Questions? Contact the library about the contest at library.socialmedia@metrostate.edu.

About the Changing America exhibit: Changing America is on display on the first floor of the university’s library, located at 645 E. 7th Street, Saint Paul Campus, from Sept. 21 through Nov. 4. Attendance is free and open to the public during regular library hours: 8 am to 11 pm, Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday; and noon to 11 pm, Sunday. Join us for the exhibit opening events on , 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Thursday, Sept. 29.

Find more resources and updates about related events at: http://libguides.metrostate.edu/changingamerica.

Exhibit presenters and sponsors: This traveling exhibition is brought to Metropolitan State by the university’s Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship (ICES) and Library Department in partnership with the St. Paul Public Libraries-Dayton’s Bluff Branch. It is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office.

Sept. 29: Changing America exhibit opening reception

Metropolitan State University is Minnesota’s sole host for the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit, “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The March on Washington, 1963” which comes to campus in late September.

Based upon an original interactive exhibition developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, this traveling version examines the impact of two great people’s movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and The March on Washington in 1963. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that has had a profound impact on the generations that followed. The exhibition tells the story of how these two pivotal events came into being, a century apart, and how they helped put the nation on a course to fulfill its commitment to liberty and justice for all.

The opening reception for the exhibit is from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29 in the Susan B. Cole Lounge on the first floor of the Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul.

Presentations will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. from Petronella J. Ytsma, photographer and community faculty at Metropolitan State, and William P. Jones, professor of history at the University of Minnesota and author of “The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights.” This event is free and open to the public.

The “Changing America” display is free and open to the public from Sept. 21 to Nov. 4 in the Todd and Martha Nicholson Information Commons on the first floor of Metropolitan State University’s Library and Learning Center.

For information, parking details or to request a docent for a guided tour, visit our website or contact community.engagement@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1285. Continue reading Sept. 29: Changing America exhibit opening reception