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From time to time the Lexington-Fayette Branch is in the news or has a public announcement — this is our opportunity to share this with our members and supporters.
Protect our young people and families of Lexington
March 25, 2018: Dear NAACP membership and friends: this is critical action. You can read a detailed description on-line. Please help protect our young people and families of Lexington. Contact Senate Leadership and your legislators and urge NO vote on HB 169. It should not advance out of the Senate Judiciary on Tuesday. You want it stopped. If we don't take action it will advance.
and your senators at the message link. There are many more effective and less destructive ways to redirect our young people.
NAACP Urges Caution
March 21, 2018: In the Wake of Austin Bombings, NAACP Urges Caution to Members and All Communities. See our "National" website for
New Officers Elected
March 12, 2018: Four new officers were elected to the Lexington-Fayette (Ky) Branch of the NAACP, and introduced at the regularly-scheduled monthly Branch meeting. See details on our "Officers"
Best Wishes, Charles!
Updated December 2, 2017: Some members of the Lexington Branch gathered at a Lexington resturant to wish a fond farewell to our Branch Secretary, Charles Duke. Read more
Lexington schools not hiring enough black teachers
October 30, 2017: Alvin Seals looks with dismay at the demographics of students and teachers at Lexington’s Bryan Station High School. Last school year, about 36 percent of the students at Bryan Station were black, and 39 percent were white. But the school had 97 white teachers and just 10 black teachers, 2016-17 data on the district’s Kentucky Department of Education report card showed. Read more
Black students punished twice as often as white students
October 29, 2017: There are roughly twice as many white students as black students enrolled in Fayette County public schools. But last school year, nearly twice as many black students were given in-school suspensions compared to white students. Read more
Move the Monument Rally
September 7, 2017: The Kentucky State NAACP Conference is co-sponsoring a
MOVE THE MONUMENT RALLY
on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in Frankfort in the Capitol Rotunda. Other state-wide sponsors are: Kentucky African American Heritage Commission, Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus, Kentucky Human Rights Commission, and the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. Source: Facebook post, 8/24/2017
NAACP Lexington supports removal of statues
August 13, 2017: The Lexington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has stated it supports the removal of two Confederate monuments in Lexington, one day after Mayor Jim Gray said he is taking steps to remove the statues from the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street. Read more
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