order that a more equal distribution of federal funds become a reality.
These are goals worthwhile, and should mean much to every
patriotic citizen who believes in the principles of democracy. It seems
that everything short of -the three things listed above will hamper our
program of "Education for Victory."
The Kentucky Negro Education Association faces another great
problem this year. Shall we disband for the duration, or try to carry
on? In answer to this question, I will say that we owe it to ourselves
to carry on. I know that transportation facilities are bad. I know that
the future looks very dark for a change for the better; but in spite of
handicaps, we must carry on our program. The pioneers of our state
and district associations knew nothing of our present day modern
conveniences, but they faced obstacles and suffered many inconven-
iences to build the foundations of our present educational associations.
Upon these foundations we should go forth fearlessly in a program that
will mean much to our country in this present conflict.
What is the role of the Kentucky Negro Education Association
in this world conflict? How shall we state the import of the present
war crisis for Negro teachers and pupils in our public schools? What
statement should be made respecting the role of our professional or-
ganizations in our democracy and the obligations for service, to the
These and many other questions should be solved if all people
are to participate fully in our industrial, military and civic efforts.
I urge every teacher in 'the state of Kentucky to begin to prepare now
to attend the Kentucky Negro Education Association meeting in April
and participate in the plans of this democratic program, "Education
SPELLING BEE POSTPONED
Mr. A. L. Garvin, who succeeded Mr. G. H. Brown as director of
the K.N.E.A. Spelling Bee, announces that the Spelling Bee will not
be held this year. This is in harmony with the general announce-
ment, made by the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times,
for several years sponsors of the state-wide contests, that they will
sponsor none during the war.
JOIN THE K N. E. A.
Active Membership and Journal (per gear) ...... ............ $1.00
Honor Membership-Journal and Proceedings-Mention ...... $1.50
Send Fee to W. H. PERRY, JR., Sedretary
2230 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, Ky.
K. N. E. A. CONVENTION, APRIL 14-17-1943
Plan now to attend. Form "share the ride" groups