Hemet nonprofit sponsors essay contest for Black History Month

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HEMET – The Human Relations Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Regions announced their 17th annual Black History Month Essay Contest is accepting entries from middle school, high school and college students in Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee. The deadline for submission is Monday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. “I'm so excited as your president to let you know that, even though we’re not meeting in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we figured out a way to have our 17th annual Black History Month Essay Contest,” Mary Morse, president of Human Relations Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Regions, said. Celebrating Black history in the United States began in 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D., initiated “Negro History Week.” Woo
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