MLK COMMISSION Knoxville, Tennessee
MLK COMMISSIONKnoxville, Tennessee

Jack and Jill Ann Owen Gordon

Teen Oratorical Contest - In-Person

Sat., January 13, 2024
Austin-East Magnet High School
2800 Martin Luther King Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37914
Knoxlle, TN
The MLK Jr. Commemorative Commission once again has partnered with the Knoxville Chapter of Jack and Jillof America, Inc., to provide an opportunity for teens to practice their oratorical skills. The competition is divided into Division I (ages 13-15) and Division II (16-19) teens. This year's theme is "Magnifying Black Power Evolving by the Hour". Teens are competing in each category for prizes of $250, $150, and $100.


Attached are the guidelines, registration forms and a flyer.  Please encourage your kids to participate.   We need your help in promoting this contest in the community, by inviting teens (ages 13-19) who may be interested. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at


Please be sure to visit the Jack & Jill website to learn more about Oratorical Guidelines and registration at 2024 Ann Owen Gordon Oratorical Contest





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