up to the year 1937. In this pageant, the founding of our leading in-
stitutions in Kentucky for the education of the Negro will be por-
trayed. The progress in curriculum development will be vividly por-
trayed and in pantomime, dance, and music the history of Negro edu-
cation in Kentucky will be displayed. More than one thousand peo-
ple will participate in this pageant and elaborate plans are being
made for its presentation.
To further celebrate our 60 years of existence, there will be a
theme that is vital to the welfare of our race discussed by leading
educators of the country. This theme is "Education for Improving
the Economic Status of the Negro." Note, in the program plans an-
nounced elsewhere in this Journal, the array of speakers who are to
appear at our 61st convention. It is hoped that no teacher in Ken-
tucky will miss this 60th anniversary convention. On the program
mention will also be made of the services of the present secretary-
treasurer of the K. N. E. A., the year 1937 being his 15th anniversary
in that office. The president and secretary-treasurer, with the ap-
proval of the Board of Directors, are making elaborate plans for this
celebration and we seek the cooperation of all superintendents, princi-
pals and teachers in Kentucky.
L. N. TAYLOR
Among the most faithful and interested leaders in Kentucky is
Mr. L. N. Taylor, State Rural School Agent and a representative of
our State Department of Education. Mr. Taylor has a keen interest
in the education of the Negro and at every opportunity he seeks to
make a reality "an equal educational opportunity for every Ken-
Space does not permit mention of the specific achievements of
Mr. Taylor in correcting inequalities in the education of the Negro.
The K. N. E. A., nevertheless, pays tribute to Mr. Taylor for the out-
standing work which he has done and wishes him continued success
in the noble work to which he is devoting himself.
Each year, through the efforts of Mr. Taylor, the Rosenwald
Fund cooperates with him and the State Department of Education in
the publishing of a School Improvement Issue of the K. N. E. A.
Journal. This issue of the K. N. E. A. Journal is sponsored to a
large extent by Mr. Taylor and it is because of Mr. Taylor's interest
that the K. N. E. A. Journal has been able to grow to its present
status. Mr. Taylor is ever interested in articles that would prove
beneficial to the colored teacher of Kentucky and is alert and active
in his suggestions to the secretary of the K. N. E. A. We appreciate
Mr. Taylor's interest and feel greatly the kind influence which he
exerts and which he causes to be established in Kentucky relative
to the education of the Negro. Negro education will march on with
men like Mr. L. N. Taylor as one of its leaders.