Lonnie Moore, Vice President of Marketing, DFCLT (center), with 2022 Forum Student Video Contest Winners, Devin Davison (left) and Ibrahim Soukouna (right).
This year, we have two first place video contest scholarship recipients of The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust and Museum of the American Revolution’s annual Lonaé A. Moore Forum, “It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding.”
The theme of the 2022 Forum was “Connecting the Dots between 1776 and the Present.” Devin Davison and Ibrahim Soukouna, students at the Achievement Academy of the Kappa League of the Kappa Alpha Psi, Philadelphia Alumni Chapter’s Kappa League, both submitted excellent videos describing their responses to the February 12, 2022 forum, which they both attended, following the contest guidelines.
Devin Davison, a high school senior, has been accepted and will enter historic Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the fall. In his essay, Devin wrote about the importance of sharing “hidden history” like that of the African American soldiers in the Battle of Red Bank, New Jersey that forum panelist Jennifer Janofsky addressed in her presentation. He wrote that sharing these stories and would lead to “positivity and a slow decrease of racism.”
Ibrahim Soukouna is a freshman in high school, with a bright future ahead of him. In his video presentation, he confirmed, in detail, that the Dennis Farm’s history of freedom and the work we’re doing has meaning for young people. Each young man received a $250.00 cash prize for his two-minute video.
We congratulate Devin and Ibrahim for sharing their thoughts, and wish them continued success in the years to come. Bravo, young men.