Monday October 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
St. Mary's County NAACP Press Conference - President Janice T. Walthour will make statements about racial incidents that occurred at Leonardtown High School during a Football Game between Leonardtown High School & Great Mills High School.

Location- College of Southern Maryland (CSM) - The press conference will be held on Monday Oct. 9, 2017 at 6:00p.m. at CSM. It will be in the "Free Speech Zone" which is the gazebo area near Building A.

This not a forum for questions from the general public. The press " only" will ask questions not the public If observers come they are welcome to stay, but they will not participate in the questioning.

Purpose of the Press Conference: To provide the press with information to share with the community about St. Mary's County NAACP's ongoing work to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination in our schools and community and to share reports from parents, school staff, and students about the incidents of racism and the lack of civility that occurred at a football game between Leonardtown High School and Great Mills High School at Leonardtown High School on September 28, 2017.

October 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Board of Education Meeting - NAACP President to Make Public Comments
Re: Eliminating Racial Hatred in Our Schools
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Though there will not be an opportunity for public comment at the NAACP press conference, citizens may comment on these incidents or others connected to the school system (accolades or issues) at bi-monthly meetings of the Board of Education during the public comment session. Citizens may comment, but there is no dialogue with board members during the public comment portion of the meeting. You must sign in to speak. The meetings are held at the Moakley Street Office in Leonardtown- 23160 Moakley St., Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Note: If you would like to discuss issues, contact the school principal, the superintendent or Board of Education representatives. For contact information: Call 301-475-5511 or go to

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