The Baltimore Ravens are proud to celebrate stories of perseverance, progress and impact in observance of Black History Month and beyond. We ask our fans to join us in celebrating diversity and championing a positive path forward.
Black History Month Essay Contest
The 2022 Black History Month Essay Contest is closed. Winners will beidentified by February 25, 2022.
The Baltimore Ravens are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Black History Month Essay Contest, which is open to all middle and high school students in Baltimore and its surrounding areas. The theme for this year's essay is "Celebrate, Motivate, Inspire" and students are encouraged to submit an essay between 250-500 words describing an African American in history, in your life or community, who is making or has made a positive impact on history and how they have inspired you personally.
Grand Prize: Sutton Nicolini (MS) and London Jackson (HS)
Runner-Ups: Leo Gabrielle (MS) and Samuel McCammon (HS)
Black In The NFL
Subscribe and listen to the Ravens podcast, Black in the NFL, hosted by staff writer Clifton Brown and produced by Blue Wire. This 10-episode season, Brown explores what it means to be Black in the NFL today, addressing topics such as the experience of Black quarterbacks, challenges of coaches and front office executives as well as an exploration of how far we've come.
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.
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