City of Las Vegas celebrating Black History Month with special events
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.