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The March Continues Community Poem


The Civil Rights Memorial Center is partnering with bestselling author Kwame Alexander and the community to produce “A Community Poem,” a new exhibit that will be featured inside the museum when it reopens later this year. 

Members of the community are invited to submit an original poem around the themes of racial justice and human rights. Alexander will select lines from multiple submissions and combine them into one single community poem. The final poem, representing the combined work of multiple contributors across the United States, will be displayed on a digital screen in the final gallery of the Civil Rights Memorial Center. 

The period for submission is now closed. SPLC is no longer accepting new submissions.  Submissions were accepted from February 10-March 10, 2021.

Read the community poem here.