Word from the Mountaintop Oratory Contest

Local high school, two-year and four-year college students are invited to participate in the second annual “Word from the Mountaintop” Oratory Contest to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The competition offers students the opportunity to reflect on Dr. King’s words while connecting his message to issues facing the nation in the 21st century. Drawing inspiration from his ‘Beyond Vietnam’ speech, participants are asked to answer the question “What would you say to encourage listeners to act to preserve the best in our U.S. democratic society?” 

The top three written speeches from each division (high school and college) will be selected as finalists and invited to participate in the oratorical portion of the competition. Prizes will be awarded to all finalists, and a grand prize will be given to the overall winner from each division.

The contest is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Saturday, January 26 at 3:00pm

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute 520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.