Minutes of the General Association
SIXTIETH CONVENTION OF THE KN.E.A.
Louisville, Ky., April 15-18, 1936
FIRST GENERAL SESSION
Wednesday, April 15
8:15 P. M.
The Kentucky Negro Education
Association held its sixtieth an-
nual session in Louisville on April
15-18, 1936. The first general
session was held Wednesday,
April 15 at 8:15 p. m. at Quinn
Chapel with the K. N. E. A. of-
ficers, directors, and past presi-
dents seated on the rostrum. H.
R. Merry, Vice President of the
K. N. E. A., presided at the ses-
sion. The opening musical num-
bers were rendered by the Girls'
Glee Club of Central High School,
directed by Miss N. G. Board.
The invocation was rendered by
Rev. Frank M. Reid, pastor of
*Quinni Chapel, Louisville, Ky.
The opening features of the
program consisted of a welcome
address by Prof. Clyde Liggin,
principal of Virginia Avenue and
Parkland Schools, in Louisville.
The response to the welcome was
made by Miss Nora H. Ward, prin-
cipal of Southgate Street School,
of Newport, Ky.
Prof. W. S. Blanton, principal
of Mayo-Underwood High School
of Frankfort, President of the
K. N. E. A., was next introduced
and delivered his annual address,
which was full of thought and
very comprehensive. He recom-
mended that $100.00 be placed
at the disposal of the Research
Committee, that school authori-
ties and principals be urged to
seek to develop greater interest
in agriculture, home economics,
and trades, that principals and
teachers, who work in the agri-
cultural districts, give greater
support to the Farmers' Confer-
ence, conducted at the State Col-
lege at Frankfort, that the
K. N. E. A. pledge its loyal sup-
port to the administration of
Gov. Chandler, and that the
K. N. E. A. cooperate with the
progressive plans of Superintend-
ent H. W. Peters, of the State
Department of Education.
After a piano solo by Miss Tella
Marie Cole, President Atwood of
K. S. I. C. introduced the guest
speaker of the evening, Dr. W. E.
B. DuBois, Professor of Sociology,
Atlanta University. Dr. DuBois
delivered a philosophical address
couched in eloquent diction on
"The Problem of Race Segrega-
tion in the United States with
Special Reference to Education.'t
The content of this address is be-
ing published in the K. N. E. A.
After announcements by the.
Secretary, Atwood S. Wilson, the
benediction was rendered by Rev.
F. C. Locust of Covington. Among
the past presidents who sat on
the platform were: Miss M. S.
Brown, Dean H. C. Russell, Prof.
A. E. Meyzeek, Prof. W. H. Hum-
phrey, President W. H. Anderson,
President R. B. Atwood, and Pres-
ident W. S. Blanton.
SECOND GENERAL SESSION
Thursday, April 16, 1936
9:00 A. M.
The second general session of
the K. N. E. A. was opened with
two music numbers by the All-
City Sixth Grade Chorus of Louis-