January 24, 2007
LANCASTER - When Janet Overstreet attended Camp Dick Robinson Elementary in the fall of 1964, it was the first year of integration for Garrard County Schools. As an African-American first-grader, Overstreet said she knew she was part of something special. "I can remember going to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) meetings with my parents, and listening to the adults talk about boycotts, the state of the community and so forth ... " Overstreet recalls.
January 16, 2009
African-American redistricting forum The Clark County Board of Education Redistricting Committee will hold a forum for African-American parents Monday, Jan. 26, at the People Helping People Building on Wainscott Avenue at 6 p.m. The meeting is open to all African-American parents in Clark County. Refreshments will be served. Rotary Club to meet The Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the Winchester Country Club. Scott True, girls varsity basketball and softball coach at George Rogers Clark High School, and Jackie McCloud, GRC athletics director, will be the speakers.
September 19, 2008
Dear Editor, "The Constant Star" by playwright Tazewell Thompson is an extraordinary play about an African-American woman named Ida B. Wells that is a must see. It is performed by an extremely talented African-American cast. The history of Ida B. Wells was brought to life by great spirituals sung by the cast. I truly enjoyed this performance and learning about the life and history of such a brave woman. This play is being performed at the Downtown Arts Center on East Main Street in Lexington.
November 20, 2009
Bate Middle School Council will hold a minority parent election from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the school office. All minority candidates must be from one of the following ethic groups: American Indian, Alaskan native, African-American or Hispanic. All nominating forms must be turned into the school office by 4 p.m. today.
September 18, 2008
Dear Editor, I've had a lot of time to think about what I was going to say in this letter, and each time I get a sad feeling in my soul that bigotry and ignorance is still alive. This is in reference to the Danville-Boyle County rivalry game. I went to Danville High School, and the rivalry was there, but it was was nowhere near what it has progressed to today. So to begin our history lesson - for those of you who threw cotton at Admiral Stadium last year and thought it was OK this year to wear the T-shirts that said "100 percent cotton", - slavery was abolished many years ago, so my mother didn't pick cotton.
December 1, 2010
The Jessamine County Fiscal Court will host Christmas at Olde Hall Church, located in Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5. Hall Church was built in the late 1800s by African American Union Soldiers and was restored by the fiscal court in 2005. Christmas at Olde Hall Church will feature a re-enactor of Frederick Douglass, the renowned American orator, writer and statesman who was a leader of the abolitionist movement. “We’re thrilled to have so many wonderful performers at the event,” event organizer Judy Woolums said.
April 21, 2007
Matthew Yates sees no special significance in him being the first African-American head basketball coach at Danville High School. "I was the first black coach at West Jessamine. The demographics were different at West Jessamine than Danville, but I am just another guy coming in trying to coach and do the best job he can do," said Yates today. Yates, 39, takes over the Danville boys basketball program from Craig Pippen, who resigned after guiding Danville to a 5-23 mark last season.
February 20, 2008
Danville High School Library November 2007 Roundtable organized and conducted by Herb Brock, Advocate News Department Still photos and audio and video by Gary Moyers, Advocate Online Department Youth Roundtable participants: Dominque Alcorn, 18, years old 12th grade, African-American Shakira Ball, 16 years old, 11th grade, African-American James Crawford, 17 years old, 11th grade, African-American ...
July 29, 2005
FRANKFORT - Richard Todd Duncan, a civil rights pioneer, teacher, and original Porgy in George Gershwin's opera, "Porgy and Bess," is being inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame today in a ceremony at Kentucky State University. Somerset Community College and Kentucky Community and Technical College System were operative in achieving the recognition for Duncan, according to a press release from the college. Duncan was born Feb. 12, 1903, in Danville, and grew up in Somerset.