Kivie Kaplan Is Again on Project in the South

Kivie Kaplan, national president of the N.A.A.C.P., who was recently vacationing in Vineyard Haven, took off on July 29 for a five day trip to New Orleans for the association’s Louisiana summer project in which more than a hundred volunteers from all over the country, boys and girls, Negro and white, will work from one to five weeks, paying their own expenses. A few will come from other countries.

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Educator James Jette Leads MLK Day Gathering
James Jette, superintendent of public schools in Milton, spoke about education, lifting expectations for all students and the importance of voters' rights during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day luncheon for the NAACP of Martha’s Vineyard.
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NAACP Reports Findings on Community Center Incident
The Vineyard chapter of the NAACP has concluded that a recent incident involving three children at the Chilmark Community Center summer camp was racially insensitive.
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NAACP-MV Announces Women's History Talk
Sunday afternoon, the two founders of the African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard discuss Women Making History online.
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NAACP Continues the Dream at MLK Day Event
Louisa Hufstader
Monday’s keynote speaker was Mariama White-Hammond, an activist and founding pastor of New Roots African Methodist Episcopal Church in Dorchester.
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MV NAACP Holds Police Reform Panel Monday
The Martha's Vineyard Branch of the NAACP holds a second panel discussion on police reform in Massachusetts.
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Heritage Trail Dedicates New Site
The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard will soon include a new site, organizers said, with a celebration planned August 22.
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NAACP Urges Dismissal of Officer
Yvonne Guzman

The Martha's Vineyard NAACP this week called for the immediate dismissal of John Dillon, a Tisbury police patrolman who has been charged with racism by a fellow officer.

In a three-page letter to the Gazette, the NAACP lists a series of alleged offenses by Mr. Dillon, highlighted by an incident in which the officer parodied stereotypical African-American speech when rewriting a computer document authored by Theophilus M. Silvia 3rd, the town's only year-round African-American patrolman.

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Martin Luther King Luncheon Remembers, Looks to the Future
Aaron Wilson
The dining area of the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs was filled on Monday afternoon for the annual MLK luncheon hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Chapter of the NAACP.
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Oak Bluffs to Hold Public Forum on Fate of Civil War Monument
Landry Harlan
An emotionally charged debate over whether two plaques on a Civil War monument in Oak Bluffs should stay or be removed remains unsettled.
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