City of Las Vegas celebrating Black History Month with special events

Rebecca Lewis

City of Las Vegas celebrating Black History Month with special events

CREATED Jan. 14, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The City of Las Vegas will be celebrating Black History Month by offering several activities around the valley. 

Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Barlow will host a local African-American community leaders breakfast on Jan. 22 at 7:30 a.m. in the Las Vegas City Hall NOW Cafe. Those who attend are also invited to stay for the 9 a.m. city council meeting as well.

Students in the Clark County School District are invited to participate in an essay contest. 4th and 5th graders will write a minimum of 150 words about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Junior high school students will write at least 250 words about a historical African-American inventor, and high school students can write at least 400 words about what has changed since the Civil Rights Movement.

Finalists will read their essays at a soul food banquet where a winner will be announced.

For more information on this contest, call (702) 229-1515.

For a full list of events taking place in Las Vegas, click here.

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