Founded in 1995 as an event sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin, the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition moved to its new home with UIL Academics in 2011-2012. The competition provides students an opportunity to explore the contributions of African Americans to Texas history, as well as honoring the legacy of its namesake, Barbara Jordan.
Deadline for entries is February 21, 2018. Visit the website for further information and guidelines. http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/essay-contests/barbara-jordan/overview