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Councilman Holds African American History Poetry Contest

The winning high school students could win a day shadowing Councilman Nick Mosby.

Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents parts of Hampden, is hosting a poetry contest asking high school age residents for submissions on African American history.

The top three poems will be shared in Mosby’s SEVENth District Magazine and the first place winner earns a chance to shadow the councilman for a day at City Hall, according to an email.

The winners will be announced at their schools on March 1.

Poems should focus on an African American who has influenced you, a moment in African American history that has impacted the poet’s life or a conversation with a historical African American figure.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 22 and should be emailed to Candance Green, a communications and media aide, at candance.greene@baltimorecity.gov or mailed to Baltimore City Hall Office of Councilman Nick Mosby c/o Candance L. Greene 100 N. Holiday St., Baltimore, MD 21202.   

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