Victorville Civil Rights Memorial
The City of Victorville Civil Rights Memorial has been established to provide an area to display plaques in recognition of individuals who have made a significant impact in guaranteeing the civil rights of individuals. The Civil Rights Memorial is located on the grounds of Victorville Civic Center.
A plaque will be installed for each honoree, which will be determined by the winning essays submitted by local elementary school students. The essays will focus on one individual civil rights leader and will indicate why he or she should be honored within the monument. The essay will be edited to key points and will appear on the monument for each of the honorees. This will be an on-going project with a new plaque dedicated each year until the memorial site is full.
In December 2015, Mayor Gloria
Garcia recognized Reiner Yabut, winner of the City’s inaugural Civil Rights
Essay Contest. Yabut penned his winning essay about Civil Rights Leader,
Asa Philip Randolph while attending Galileo Elementary School.
Click here to read Reiner Yabut's winning essay on Asa Philip Randolph.
The second essay plaque unveiled on January 16, 2017 was written by Diego LeComte while he was a 6th grade student attending Challenger Elementary School.
Click here to read Diego LeComte's winning essay on Frederick Douglass.
Pictured from left to right: Victor Elementary School District Superintendent Jan Gonzalez, Essay Writer Diego LeComte and Mrs. Kinney from Challenger Elementary School.
Sponsors are currently being sought for the 2017 Civil Rights Essay Contest. To sponsor the next contest, and have your company name included on the bronze plaque for generations to see, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.