On October 7, 2012, the Museum presented prizes for the Gandhi Jayanti Essay and Poster Contest winners as part of the Gandhi Jayanti celebration:
Emmie Leath, First Prize
Karan Patel, Second Prize
Rachel Moeller, Third Prize
Madison Diaz, Honorable Mention
Emma Claire Jones, Honorable Mention
Randy Smith, Jr., Honorable Mention
Sponsored by the Indian Cultural Society and in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the First, Second, and Third Prize winners were awarded cash prizes. Essay and poster entries reflected one of the following themes:
Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy and results of non-violent Civil Rights activities in India, the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., or the influence of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophies on civil rights movements worldwide.
Thanks to all of the entrants who participated!