Stories of African-American Life in LawrenceLawrence NAACP
- Ursula Minor, President, Lawrence Kansas Branch NAACP
- Lois Orth-Lopes, Assistant Secretary, Lawrence Kansas Branch NAACP
- Sara Minor, Secretary, Lawrence Kansas Branch NAACP
This project will collect stories from local black families about the racial history of Lawrence, KS. In recent years, the local NAACP chapter has worked with the city and the Equal Justice Initiative to bring high-profile moments of local racism to light. But for every moment of high-profile racism, there are dozens of untold stories of the black experience. The NAACP aims to collect the full breadth of stories and, when collected, create an online repository of black life in Lawrence. Funding will be used to pay team members and those who share their stories, to set up awards for stories and youth-engagement in racial history, and create the online repository.
President, Lawrence Kansas Branch NAACP
I am a life long Lawrence resident. My family has been in Lawrence since the 1800’s. I am very involved in my community. There are so many stories about African American life in Lawrence, I hope to capture it all.
Assistant Secretary, Lawrence Kansas Branch NAACP
Secretary, Lawrence Kansas Branch NAACP