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VOL. XXI—No. 3 APRIL 1950


“All Equal Educational Oppm' unity for Every Kentucky Child"




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K. N. E. A. Journal

oniuiul Publication of the Kentucky Negro Edueau'on Aesom'ucion

VOL. XXI APRIL, 1950 No. 3


Published by the Kentucky Negro Education Association
Ediwrial omee nl 2230 \Vest Chaim“ sueel
Louisville 11, Kentucky

\v. H. Perry, in. Executive Summary, Louisville. Managing Editor
Whilney M. Young. Lineoln Ridge, President at K. N. E. A.

Membership in the K. N. E. A. includes subscripu'on lo theJounN/lk
Rules or advertising mailed on iequesl.

Table of Contents



Editorial Comment ......................................... 3
Announcements ............................................ 5
The President’s Letter—Whitney M. Young ................... 10

Who's Who on the Convention Program ...................... .12

 K. N. E. A. OFFICERS FOR 1949—1950

Whitney M. Young, President. . . .Lincoln Ridge





W. B. Chenault, First Viwl’resulent. . .Stlmi'md
B. G. Patterson, Second Vice-President.. .Georgeiown
Alice D. Samuels, Historian ......... .Franki‘au
W. H. Perry. Jr., Secretary-Treasurer .Louisville



Whitney M. Young, President ...........
Bohen L. Dowery. .

. .Lincoln Ridge








C. B. Nnckalls. Ashland
Victor K. Perry. ,Louisville
E. W. Whiteside. . .Padueali
Edward T. Buford. High School-College Department. . . .Buwling Green
Mayme R. Morris. Elementary Education Department .Lonisville
Emma B. Bennett, Rural School Department ....... .Louisvine
n. L. Carpenter, Music Department ............ Louisville
B. W. Browne, Vocational Education Department. Padueah
John V. Robinson, Principals' Conference ....... Elizabethwwn
Arline B. Allen. Primary Teacheis' Department. . Louisville


Hattie Figg Jackson, An Teachers‘ Conference
H. s. Smith, Social Science Teachers' Conference.
E. T. Woolllidge, Scienoe Teachers’ Conierenoe.
Christine B. Redd, English Teachers’ Conierenoe.
Mary M. Sprudling. Librarians’ Conierenoe.
w. L. Keen, Physionl Education Department
W. H. Craig, Gnidnnoe Workers' Conference ........
A. J. Richards, Foreign Language Teachers‘ Conrerenoe
Willinrn T. Davidson. Adult Education Conierenoe. ..

. Covingtorl
. .Lonisville




.First District Association
wand District Association
Third District Association
Fourth District Association
. . . .Fiith District Association
.Blue Gram District Amociution
Northern District Assaciation
.Eastern District Association
Upper Cumberland District Association



F. I. seiger. Mayfield.
Jeoob Bronaugh, Honlnnevi e
L. J. Twymnn, Glasgow..
N. 5. Thomas. Horse ceve
w. L. sneormnn, Sn, Louisv In.-
W. B. Che'naull, Stanford.
H. R. Merry, Covingmn
Karl Walker, Hazard.
H. s. Osborne, Middloslnno.




 Editorial Comment . . . .


The K. N. E. A. notes with pleasure the progressive trend in
thinking and consequent legislative action within the Commonwealth
of Kentucky. Of special interest has been the increase in the com~
own school fund, and an insistence that further increase is impera-
tive if the needs of education are to be met adequately. We note,
also, the partial realization of certain objectives of the legislative
program of the Association. The taking over of Lincoln Institute
by the State, to provide high school training for Negro pupils living
in communities where no secondary education was available to
them, was the first significant accomplishment of recent years.

The Lyman Johnson case, resulting in removal of the racial
barrier to admission to the University of Kentucky, the recent modi-
fication of the Day Law, authorizing institutions of higher learning
which wish to do so to admit Negroes to courses not offered at
Kentucky State College, brought nearer equality of educational op-
portunity on the undergraduate, as well as the graduate level.

A significant accomplishment during the recent legislative ses—
sion was an amendment to the Regional Compact, as follows: “In
its participation in the regional compact approved by Senate Resolu-
tion No. 53 of the 1950 General Assembly, or in any other regional
plan having a similar purpose, the Commonwealth of Kentucky
shall not erect, acquire, develop or maintain in any manner any
educational institution within its borders to which Negroes will
not be admitted on an equal basis with other races, nor shall any
Negro citizen be forced to attend any segregated regional institution
to obtain instruction in a particular course of study if there is in
operation within the Commonwealth at the time an institution that
otters the same course of study to students of other races.”

Modification of the Day Law, and the agreement that the Region-
al Compact will not provide racial segregation are two of the most
Si{,ml'ficant occurrences affecting Negro education in recent years.
These, along with increased appropriations for schools, should do
much to raise the educational level, self respect and citizenship
status of Negroes throughout the Commonwealth. The K. N. E. A.


 has done only its duty in working for these accomplishments. It
recognizes the valuable contributions made by many persons and
organizations, both White and Negro, in bringing them about.

There remain many problems—further improvement of higher
education, preparation of Negro youth to meet the challenge of the
new conditions, removal of the handicaps caused by segregation
at the elementary level, and enough money to meet the educational
needs of all youth within the State. But Kentucky is on the march,
the idea of gradualism in solving racial problems is operating con-
sistently, and ways and means to continue the advance somehow
will be found.


One of the unsung heroes of the recent legislative session, yet one

recognized as a stron legislator, is Mr Jesse H Lawrence, repre-




sentative in the Kentucky Legislature from the 42nd District.
Sincere, clear thinking and possessed of convictions, Lawrence was
initiated into Kentucky‘s Legislature last January.


 A graduate of Central High School, Louisville, with an AB. degree
from Howard University and the MS. degree from Indiana Uni—
versity, a successful teacher in the field of social studies at Central
High School and Madison Street Junior High School, Louisville,
he had a background of knowledge and experience helpful in under-
standing the problems of government. A football player at Howard
University, a coach of football at Louisville Municipal College, he
knew something of human nature. strategy and poise, elements
necessary in the game of politics as it is played in Kentucky.

His cordial reception in Frankfort, his contributions to the work
of the Assembly, the respect in which he was held by friend and foe,
did much for interracial good will. He met the comment, “If all
Negroes were like you . . . ” with, “There are many more
like me . . . there will he still others if we legislate wisely."

Lawrence was an important factor in the passing of amendments
to the Day Law and Regional Compact that were favorable to Negroes
as citizens. 0n the floor of the House, during debate and passage
of the bills. he maneuvered with the skill and diplomacy befitting
a veteran, rather than a neophyte. His securing the cooperation
of the Administration, and his ready sacrifice of personal publicity
for the good of the cause he represented, were important elements
in creating an atmosphere favorable to the legislation he sought.
He has joined with former Representatives Charles W. Anderson,
Jr. and Dennis Henderson in making history. The K. N. E. A.
expresses gratitude to its former member, Representative J. H.
Lawrence, of the Kentucky Legislature.


Louisville awaits the 74th Annual Session of the K. N. E. A.
All plans for the convention are completed Short evening sessions,
With dynamic speakers, qualified to bring challenging messages
are scheduled. Excellent departmental meetings have been planned
by interested teachers, many of whom have worked the year round
in developing their programs. Some departments that have been
inactive will reorganize during the convention. Social activities
have been planned for the enjoyment of visitors and their friends.
The Annual Musicale, always a high point in the convention program,
\Vgll be better flian ever this year. Louisville teachers and pupils
Will be having a spring vacation during the period of the meeting,
ltiherei'odre the customary visits to Louisville schools in session cannot

a me e.


Convention Dates: April 12-14, 1950
Convention Theme: “Exploring New Frontiers in \Voca.
tional Training and Vocational Opportunities.”

Public Addresses: Wednesday evening—Mr. Whitney M.
Young, President, K. N, E. A; Dr. Felton G. Clark, President,
Southern University, Baton Rouge. Louisiana.

Thursday evening: Mr. J. A. Thomas, Director, Industrial
Relations, National Urban League, New York, N. Y.; Attorney
.1. M. Nabrit, Jr., Professor of Law, Howard University Law School,
and Secretary of Howard University.

Special Features: Dinner for Past Presidents and Past Sec-
retaries, K. N. E. A. (5:00 RM. Wednesday, April 12); Dinner,
Librarians (4:30 12.1“. Thursday, April 13); Principals’ Annual Ban-
%‘uet (5200 EM. Thursday, April 13); Annual Spelling Contest,

riday, April 14, 9:00 AM. .

Social Activities: Dance by K. N. E. A. on Wednesday evening,
at Brock Building, for members and guests. Admission upon presen-
tation of membership card.

\Dance by Kentucky State College Alumni, Thursday evening,
at Beecher Terrace, honoring K. N. E. A. members and alumni of
all colleges.

Business Session: Thursday, 1:00 r.M., in the gymnasium. Com-
mittee Reports.

ELECTION: Friday, April 14, from 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. All oflicers
are to be elected. Ballots issued only upon presentation of mem-
bership cards.

Annual Musicale: Always enjoyable; featuring, this year.
Kentucky State College, Lincoln Institute, Louisville Municipal
College, Jewel McNari’s Dolls.

Daytime Sessions'Madison Street Junior High School.

Evening Sessions—Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church.

Annual Musicale—Halleck Hall.


Mr. A. E. Meyzeek, member of the State Board of Education,
calls attention to the fact that many handicapped children are not
taking advantage of the willingness of the State to rehabilitate them.
There is set aside by the State each year 375,000 to rehabilitate
children who are blind, deaf, crippled, or in need of artificial limbs.

The United States Government appropriates two dollars for
every dollar appropriated by the State, thus making available a
reasonable amount of money for the purpose. Mr. Meyzeek asks
that the names of handicapped children who should be aided from
this fund be sent him at 1701 West Chestnut Street, Louisville 3.

 K.N.E.A. Election

The annual election of officers will be held Friday, April 14.
This year all oflicers are to be elected. Mr. Whitney M. Young,
who has given strong leadership two years, may not, according to
the Constitution, succeed himself as president, nor may Messrs.
W. B. Chenault and B. G. Patterson, first and second vice presidents,

The secretary-treasurer, William H‘ Perry, Jr., is not a candidate
for reelection. The terms of all directors, Robert L. Dowery. C. B
Nuckolls, Victor K. Perry and E. W. Whiteside, expire with this
session. During the recent war period, when no elections were held,
the practice of staggering the terms of directors was lost, due to the
fact that those whose terms would normally have expired had to
continue until the next election.

There are many interested, able men and women in our Associa-
tion. After the election the affairs of the organization will be in
largely new, but thoroughly competent handsi


You are cordially invited to attend



The K. S. Ct Faculty, Alumni of other Colleges
and K. N. E. A. Members


(Floor Show)

Hours: 10 to 2 Semi Formal Present

Music courtesy of Musicians’ Union—Local 637
Henry Bland, Musical Director




Not Candidale for Reelection


Retiring Secretary-Treasurer

With the Kentucky Negro Education Association next month, I
shall complete eight years of service as your secretary—treasurer,
and shall not be a candidate for reelection. I Wish, therefore, to
take this means of expressing the pleasure I have enjoyed in this
office I am grateful for the fine contacts that were made and coir
tinned in person and by mail, and am impressed with the sincerity
and professional spirit of the teachers, principals and superintendents
of the State. A real interest in educational progress has been evi—
dent from the one-room school to the institutions of higher learning,
and this office has been pleased to be a means through which some
small degree of its expression could be made.

It has been my privilege to serve under Presidents H. E. Goodloe,
W. O. Nnckolls and Whitney M. Young, as our Association) has con
tinued its forward march under their leadership. The meetings
widn them, the Boards of Directors, and, in recent years, with the
District Presidents, llflVe been occasions of stimulation and value.


 Although the duties have been pleasant, they have been heavy;
a full time secretary could be kept busy. More time is demanded
than I can hereafter give with justice to the increasing demands of
my own school work and health. I consider it a special honor to
have served this Association, which my father, W. H. Perry. Sn,
served in its early years as president, and later as secretary. I
pledge to my successor any assistance at my command which may
aid him in the development of this historic organization.

iWILL‘lAM H. Penn, Jli.



K. N. E. A. Director

I Mr. Victor Kent Perry, teacher of Physics at Central High School,
.oursvrlle, has served faithfully as a director of the Association
gontmually since 1935, except for his period of service in the United
tates Army. He has the distinction of being one of the few class
room teachers to hold membership on the policy making body of the
Relation, and has made valuable contributions to its deliberations.
h' . Ir. Perry. in declining to be a candidate for reelection, expresses
1: deep interest In the program of the Association, but feels that
0t er persons should have opportunity to direct its afiairs.



Lincoln Institute

Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky

My dear Friend and Educator:

Now that I am about to give up the reins of the Presidency of
the K. N. E. A., I thought it my duty to express a personal word of
thanks to the principals of the State and through them to the teach-
ers for their generous support and cooperation at all times.

Several things have happened of real significance during the
past two years which I think will remain long after this administra-
tion has passed out.

(1) Report of our Resolution and Legislative Committee was a
history-making document which gave a broad outline for the Asso-
ciation to follow for many years to come. It was not the Work of
any one man, but the combined efiorts of many persons of wide
experience and sound training. I would like to congratulate Presi-
dent R. B. Atwood, who acted as chairman of the committee

(2) Bringing past presidents to the city of Louisville and provid-
ing entertainment for them during the week of the K. N. E A.
was a step in the right direction. Gratitude is the noblest of all
virtues. In this set we expressed our appreciation for the services
of our past presidents.

(3) Organizing the District Presidents into a functional organiza-
tion and having them to meet with the Board of Directors twice a
year has provided the leadership of the Association m'th first hand
information as to the thinking of the teachers in the various districts
We have met with the Presidents at least four times and it will be
impossible to estimate the value of their services. It is to be hoped
that nag policy will be continued.

(4) The Legislature has been in session and perhaps it might he
said, with a degree of accuracy, that this past session has been a
stormy one in so far as education is concerned. Two important
measures have stood out:

(a) The amendment of the Day Law so as to admit Negroes 10
attend any college, professional or trade schools in the State, pW
vided the governing body so approved.


 (h) The fight for an inaease in salaries. It is common knowledge
that the amount provided in the budget is twelve million dollars
short of what most of the teachers had anticipated. In the long,
bitter struggle to have the amount increased, your officials had been
actively on the job; not trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip, but
from the very beginning we have recognized the need for a long
range tax program which will provide the necessary funds. It
seems that we have achieved this objective. Some of the State
oflicials and representatives are now asking that a committee be
appointed to look into the whole matter. Our Association has not
accepted the leadership of any other organization. We have done
our own thinking and provided our own lobbyist so that the interest,
not only of our own group, but all groups would be fully protected.
We have attended all of the important meetings and all of the im-
portant sessions at the Capitol.

(5) The K. N. E. A. waged a long, hard-fought battle to procure
adequate appropriations for the three state schools. While those
appropriations did not satist everyone, I think it can be said With-
out contradiction that we are a long way from where we were two
years ago. The K. N. E. A. is a highly respected organization We
have done our job without waving a red flag in the face of anyone.
We have believed in getting the‘ facts and presenting the facts in
such a way as to win over the right thinking pcople in our State.

(6) The last important battle has been to wipe out the idea of
segregated regional schools. A delegation from Louisville waited
upon the Governor and Lieutenant Governor and other leaders
and succeeded in getting consent to write an amendment to the
resolution which had been prepared for presentation to the Gen-
eral Assembly. This one act can mean more to the Negro youth
of our State than any other single act that has come before our Legis-
lature since the passing of the Day Law.

It is to he hoped that in the years that lie ahead young men of
great courage and inspired vision will carry forward the program of
Our Association. I am certain that they will be tested and only
the faith of Job will bring a full measure of success.

In closing, I wish to thank you and all others who have helped
me and the other oificers of our Association during the past two
Years. I am wishing for my successor, God‘s greatest blessings.

Very truly yours.


 Who’s Who
on the K.N.E.A. Program

James Madison Nabl'it, Jr.
Secretary of the University and
Professor of Law-Law School.
Howard University

Atlanta, Georgia

A.B., Morehouse College, 1923,
with honors; J.D., Northwestern
University, 1927, with highest
honors; elected member of the
Order of Coif; member of the
editorial board of the Illinois
Law Review.

Taught two years at Leland College, Baker, Louisiana.
Dean for two years at Arkansas State College for Negroes, Pine
Bluff, Arkansas.
Teacher in the School of Law, Howard University, six years.
Executive Secretary to the President of Howard University one
and one