Voices In Black History Competition

The Montgomery City-County Public Library System invites 3rd-12th graders to participate in our Tenth Annual Voices in Black History Speech Competition. Registration begins on January 4th and continues until January 31st. Montgomery residents grades 3rd-12th will have the opportunity to research, dress up, and present a monologue as an influential African- American. Competitors will participate in one of the two preliminaries set on February 8th at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library and February 15th at the Rufus A. Lewis Regional Library. The top participants from each group will go on the Finals on February 24th at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library. Students in each age group will compete for a first place prize of $200, second place prize of $100, and third place prize of $50. Registration forms can be printed from the library's website (mccpl.lib.al.us) or picked up and dropped off at any of the ten Montgomery City-County Public Library locations.

Congratulations to all of our 10th Annual Voices in Black History Speech Competition participants, finalists, and winners! Each entry was excellent. 



3rd-6th grade

1st- Jooyoung Kim portraying Matthew A Henson

2nd- Jayla E Jackson portraying Maya Angelou

3rd- Micah Hayles portraying Muhammed Ali


7th-12th  grade

1st- Madison Thompson portraying Maya Angelou

2nd- Trinini Fuller portraying  Freddi Washington


The Montgomery City-County Public Library look forward to continuing this competition for many years to come! 

Andrew Foster, Youth Services Coordinator

History Winners

Competition Finalist 2021

Competition Finals 2021