Platt Family Essay Contest

The Lincoln Forum


Up to $1,500

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July 31, 2023


The Platt Family Essay Contest is open to full - time undergraduate students enrolled in an American college or university. To enter, you must submit a 1500 - to 5000 - word essay on the following topic: “2023 is the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Does Abraham Lincoln deserve the title of ‘The Great Emancipator’? Why or why not?”

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