Nomination Form Directions
Do you know a Virginian who changed the way others think? Would you like to encourage Virginians to learn more about positive African American role models from Virginia's past? This is your opportunity to tell us about Virginia's outstanding citizens, past and present.
Each year the Library of Virginia and Dominion team up to develop educational resources for African American History Month. We use this occasion to honor men and women who have made significant contributions to Virginia's history and culture. We hope you will join us in recognizing people who have made a difference by nominating an outstanding African American from Virginia.
For educators, we are offering an award for the school and teacher submitting a successful nomination for the 2014 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History slate of honorees. If your class's nominee is chosen, the nominating teacher will be eligible to receive $250 toward school supplies or instructional materials, along with a complimentary three-volume set of the Dictionary of Virginia Biography (a $150 value) for the school library. The teacher and class will also be recognized at the 2014 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History awards reception hosted by Dominion. Home educators are also encouraged to participate; accredited support organizations are eligible to receive prizes. This is your chance to let your students be historians and participate in the commemoration of worthy accomplishments.
Where do you start? Think about people who have made a major difference in your community, the state, or their professions. Look for people who haveóor who should haveómade it into the history books. Please note that past honorees are ineligible for repeated recognition, so double-check the lists of previous honorees (African American Trailblazers, Strong Men & Women:†Excellence in Leadership, Strong Men & Women in Virginia History) before getting started. If you would like more ideas, try the lists of African Americans included in the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, available at: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/dvb/african_americans.asp. Be a part of history in the making.
For questions concerning the nomination process, please contact Mark Howell at (804) 371-2126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination Form: 2014 Strong Men & Women
By making a nomination, you are helping the Library of Virginia honor women who have shaped Virginia History. To enter, complete and submit this nomination form by Friday, June 28, 2013.