Mission Carroll County Md. NAACP Branch #7014

Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

The NAACP works to educate all political candidates to support policies that improve access to quality education and economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, the environment, healthcare and youth empowerment, with a dedication to removing race-based hatred and discrimination from society.

For questions or more information, please contact me directly: kevindayhoff@gmail.com Kevin Dayhoff, Carroll County NAACP secretary. Thanks.

Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014 Executive Officers and Executive Board Nov. 10, 2016: https://ccnaacp7014.blogspot.com/2018/01/carroll-county-naacp-branch-7014.html

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ccnaacp/

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sixth Police Crisis Intervention Team class Graduate

Sixth Police Crisis Intervention Team class Graduates - Carroll County Public Safety Training Center, November 8, 2019 by Kevin Dayhoff

Smart policing at its best for the 21st Century: Twenty-five police officers from multiple Carroll County law enforcement agencies recently graduated from the sixth Carroll County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training class.

The police agencies included the Westminster Police Department, the Mount Airy Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Detention Center, Carroll Community College Campus Police Department, McDaniel College Department of Campus Safety, and the Maryland State Police

The ceremonies, led by Westminster Police Captain Thomas Kowalczyk, were held November 8, 2019 at the Carroll County Public Safety Training Center. The audience included Westminster Councilwoman Ann Thomas Gilbert; Veronica Dietz, LCSW-C- Carroll County Health Department Crisis Services; Carol Carr-Meinecke- NAMI Carroll County; Captain Nikki Heuer, Chief Tom Ledwell, McDaniel College Campus Safety officer Tom Davis, and over 100 law enforcement officers and their families.

Westminster Police Officers Allen Ecker, Mindy Phillips, are Brian Smith, were among the twenty-five officers that recently graduated from the CIT training – pictured here with Westminster Police Chief Tom Ledwell.

Councilmembers Ann Thomas Gilbert and I were there representing Westminster Mayor Joe Dominick, Council President Greg Pecoraro, Tony Chiavacci, and Benjamin Yingling.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Harford County Committee of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project.: Members of the Harford County Committee Attend Mar...

ANNAPOLIS, Sept. 7, 2019 -- Saturday morning the first Equal Justice Initiative historical marker in Maryland was unveiled at W...

ANNAPOLIS, Sept. 7, 2019 -- Saturday morning the first Equal Justice Initiative historical marker in Maryland was unveiled at Whitmore Park. The marker, part of the remembrance and reconciliation project, recalls a tragic story from our past, the lynching of five African-American men in Anne Arundel County. Their names were John Sims, George Briscoe, Wright Smith, Henry Davis, and King Johnson. The unveiling took place on Calvert Street across from the former site of the Anne Arundel County Jail. Henry Davis was forcibly removed from the jail by a mob, dragged through the streets, and lynched in 1906... 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 news and information

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 news and information

There are events all throughout Carroll County…

According to a release from the Westminster Police Department:


On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, seven neighborhoods throughout the City of Westminster will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 36th Annual National Night Out event. National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) sponsors NNO in partnership with law enforcement and community groups. Westminster neighborhoods will host a variety of special events, including block parties, cookouts, youth activities, and visits from police officers, fire/EMS and elected officials.

Chief Thomas Ledwell states, “National Night Out is a great opportunity for community members to get to know their local police officers and fellow neighbors during a fun event designed to promote crime prevention awareness. We encourage everyone who is able to participate to bring your families out and enjoy your local neighborhood event with us.” 

In a recent newsletter, Delegate Susan Krebs wrote:

Come out and join your neighbors for National Night Out. NNO is a FREE Family Event bringing neighbors together to promote a positive community-police relationship- making our communities safer. The fun- filled event hosts vendors, food, and interactive activities for kids, while learning about the services of the Police and Emergency Services.

Residents in Carroll County are invited to join our First Responders at one of the locations below. You are encouraged to lock your home, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening meeting and greeting neighbors and police.


Freedom- Sykesville Area at Sykesville Carnival Grounds, 6680 Sykesville Road - 6:00- 9:00 pm

Hosted by the Sykesville Police Department, Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department and the Freedom District Lions Club, neighbors can enjoy foods from Jimmy Johns and Oscar's, hot dogs and snow cones served by the volunteer fire department and the Lions Club's famous french fries.  Carroll County Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Center 1 will exhibit their K-9 team and drone. Participate in safety demonstrations, face painting, and giveaways from 20+ community businesses and organizations.     

Hampstead Fire Department 6:30-9:00 pm

The Hampstead Police will be hosting this special event, a "FREE Block Party", featuring face painting, entertainment of Daniel Israel, bounce obstacle course, FREE raffle with many prizes including new bicycles…  Carroll County Sheriff's Office K-9 Demonstration, FREE food donated by Outlaw BBQ Smokehouse, Dunkin', Beijing Palace Restaurant, Ricky's Bistro, Illiano's J&P Restaurant, JJ Hoffman's Creamery, Daughter's CafĂ©, Jiffy Mart, Snickerdoodles, Luna Zul, and more.

Manchester Carnival Ground 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Meet and Greet local police and fire personnel, enjoy area Boy Scout Troop kid activities, interactive demonstrations to include "Jaws of Life", fire hose and drunk driving simulation, Carroll County Sheriff K-9 Team and drone demonstrations, hot dogs, popcorn, snowballs and drinks.         

Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds 6:00 - 8:00 pm   
Enjoy food, entertainment, and demonstrations                         

Taneytown Carnival Grounds    49 Memorial Drive, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

An evening of pony rides, 40 foot obstacle course, information and demonstrations by Taneytown Volunteer Fire Department, US Army Reserves, Carroll County Animal Control, Maryland State Police Crime Laboratory, "Dunk-A-Cop" dunk tank, Carroll County Sheriff's Office, food and beverages.  FAMILY FUN and much more...... 

New Windsor Carnival Grounds 101 High Street 6:30-8:30 pm
Over 40 vendors, food by Uncle B's snow ball stand, hot dogs, chips, ice cream and drinks- Lions Club, moon bounce, bean bag toss, obstacle course, Stars and Strips Petting Corral, McGruff Suit by Carroll County Library,  photo booth and police tape maze. Carroll County Sheriff's Office's Mobile Command Center 1 will exhibit their K-9 team and drone.

Westminster Participating Neighborhoods:

Dutterer's Park & Pavilion Area 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Sponsored by the GFWC- JWC of Westminster, the event features pizza, cake, drinks, 15+ informational tables, kids' door prizes and more!

Belle Grove Square / Park Avenue side 7:00 to 8:30pm
11th Annual NNO with an ice cream social sponsored by Historic Belle Grove Square Neighborhood Association

The Green's of Westminster 7:00 to 9:00pm
City Pool parking lot and community room

Eagle View 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Firestone Road and Tahoma Farm Road
Meet our local Police and Fire Department

Furnace Hills 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Palmer Terrace Overflow Parking

Carroll Lutheran Village- Garden of Memories 7:00 to 8:00 pm

King Park 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Neighbors will be greeted by mascot "Armadillo" from Texas Roadhouse handing out coupons, "the Cow" from a local frozen custard restaurant offering frozen treats, pizza, Tristar Martial Arts demonstrations, Kelly's face painting, music and more...

Bring back the "True Sense of Community" by attending National Night Out





Monday, August 5, 2019

“Barbecue In The Park” Hosted by Mocha LowDown, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3 PM – 8 PM

“Barbecue In The Park” Hosted by Mocha LowDown, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3 PM – 8 PM

“Barbecue In The Park” Hosted by Mocha LowDown, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3 PM – 8 PM. Pavilion #4, Taneytown Memorial Park, Taneytown Pike and Park Road. 21787. Go here for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hBN1DsNWZWHuW4He7

Come party with Mocha LowDown in the park. Hope to see you there. Don't miss it. Bring your sneakers, and your fun loving attitude. We'll provide the music and the hospitality. This event is free. Just bring your food and enjoy the music by DJ Twice as Nice. Be prepared to join the kickball fun. It’s not just for kids anymore.

For more information – go to the Mocha LowDown event page on Facebook for “Barbecue In The Park here:” https://www.facebook.com/events/2638674782844002/permalink/2652755021435978/

For more information on Mocha Lowdown go here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MochaLowDownCC/: “In 2017 two friends/coworkers started looking at ways to become more aware of social activities happening in Carroll County, MD for the adult community. We wanted to be able to share that information with our friends and to encourage them to join us.

“Our solution, we created Mocha LowDown. We will give you the low-down on current events happening throughout Carroll County. This is your chance to get involved, meet new friends, and enjoy what our county has to offer.

“In addition to keeping you informed, we Party With a Purpose. We’ve partnered with a local nonprofit and for every event we host we will give back to help minority students in Carroll County attend college. So please Follow Us, Like Us and Share our story and our page.

“We know we’ll see you hanging out with the Mocha Family soon!”


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Condemnations of The New York Times antisemitic cartoon

Condemnations of The New York Times antisemitic cartoon

Hat tip: Julie Lenarz, “If an openly anti-Semitic cartoon makes it into the international edition of @nytimes, you know how far Jew-hate has creeped back into the mainstream. This cartoon was handpicked, signed off, published. Not an honest mistake.”


Congressmen join former ambassador to Israel and journalists in slamming the newspaper.


Condemnations of The New York Times increased over the weekend after the paper’s international edition published an antisemitic cartoon. The offensive image was of a blind US President Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke, being walked by a dog with the face of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wearing a Star of David collar. Despite the paper calling it an “error of judgment” to publish it, congressmen and Jewish organizations joined the chorus of outrage.

Read more here: https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Antisemitism/Flood-of-condemnations-of-NYT-for-anti-Semitic-cartoon-588044



Sunday, March 24, 2019

24Mar2019 Annual 4H Therapeutic Riding Program Fair Tack Sale at the Ag Center

24Mar2019 Annual 4H Therapeutic Riding Program Fair Tack Sale at the Ag Center

Shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all sorts of horse-related items. Purchase gifts for others, or for yourself and your horse or pony, at this huge tack sale. Look for Breyer models, horse books, buckets, treats, grooming tools, new and used tack, equipment, clothes, and supplies. The sale comes just in time for spring riding. There’s no entry fee to shop and you’ll find everything horse inside the double doors of the Shipley Arena.

Central Carroll: Horse Fair Tack Sale coming to Agriculture Center; bingo and more bingo March 12, 2019 Lois Szymanski Central Carroll Neighborhoods




Sunday, February 17, 2019

Rebecca “Becky” Gale Powel, 81, of Union Bridge, Maryland, passed away on Tues., Feb. 12, 2019.

Rebecca “Becky” Gale Powel, 81, of Union Bridge, Maryland, passed away on Tues., Feb. 12, 2019.

Born May 16, 1937 in Chestertown and raised in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Virginia Wood Gale and Thomas W. Gale. She was the wife of William R. Powel, the love of her life for 59 years.

Becky was a 1955 graduate of Samuel Ready School of Baltimore and 1958 graduate of Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. During her 44 year career as a nurse, she worked at Union Memorial, St. Agnes, Kernan, and Carroll Hospitals.

At the end of her career, she owned her own medical and rehabilitation services business.

She passionately advocated for the needs of her patients and clients. Becky was a member of the board of the Samuel Ready Scholarships and was passionate about providing educational opportunities to girls of great financial need in Baltimore.

She was an active member of Pipe Creek Friends Meeting (Quakers) in Union Bridge. Becky was well known for her big heart, gregarious personality, and her unconditional love for her family and friends. She lived life to the fullest with joy and humor. She also liked to share her wisdom through her famous sayings, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Virginia A. Powel, Thomas W. Powel (Kirstin), Anne Powel Davis (Lena Garrison), and Nancy R. Powel; grandchildren, Scott Davis (Sergio Sanguin), Sarah Davis, Elizabeth Davis, Benjamin Powel (Sara), Matthew Powel, Lilly Bay, and Laurel Bay; great-grandson, Linus William Powel; step-sisters, Jane Helweick (Henry), and Patricia Richardson.

Becky donated her body to the MD State Anatomy Board for research and the education of medical students. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.     

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Samuel Ready Scholarships, Inc., P.O. Box 202, Riderwood, MD  21139, or to Taylor’s Chapel c/o, Kristine Amendt, 16 Linden Way, Baltimore, MD  21236. Arrangements have been entrusted to the MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME in Westminster.



Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Museum at The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1

Museum at The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. No. 1. 8Feb2019

Fire CC Depts 03 Westminster, Fire CC Depts 03 Westminster history museum, #Westminster, #WestminsterFireCo, #Dayhoffphotoblog, #DayByDay, Dayhoff Daily Photoblog, 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Maryland State Police Warning Public about Telephone Scams

Maryland State Police Warning Public about Telephone Scams

#ALERT Maryland State Police is warning the public regarding several recently reported phone scams. As a reminder, never give your personal information out over the phone. https://www.facebook.com/MarylandStatePolice/photos/a.155263044494316/2224530824234184/?type=3&theater

For more up to date information about crime and crime prevention fo here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarylandStatePolice/

Labels: Bus scams, MD State Police MSP, Scams, Scams Fraud

According to a release from the Maryland State Police on February 7, 2019

(PIKESVILLE, Md.) — Maryland State Police are warning the public about a reported telephone scam in which the caller cloned a state police number and requested personal information from people as part of a criminal investigation.

A woman called the Maryland State Police on Thursday morning and reported she had received a call in which the caller ID on her phone showed “Maryland State Government” and the number 301-475-8955, which is the number for the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack. When she answered the call, the person on the other end told her she was a suspect in a drug trafficking investigation and that she needed to provide them her Social Security number and other identifying personal information.

This is just one of several phone scams recently reported to Maryland State Police. The Salisbury Barrack reported that some of the scams reported include victims receiving telephone calls where they are threatened with arrest or the continued detention of family members if they do not provide money, account numbers or purchase a re-loadable gift or credit cards.

Another telephone scam includes the victim being called by a representative of the Internal Revenue Service and threatened in the same fashion. The Salisbury Barrack reported that other victims have had their computers infected with a computer virus and were prompted to take immediate action in order to salvage the computer, which included purchasing up to $2,000 in gift cards to pay the company to correct the issue.

This came after the Maryland State Police Cumberland Barrack was recently inundated with numerous telephone calls regarding a scam in which a man or woman claiming to be from the Social Security Administration requested information and threatened to have the police respond to their address to arrest them.

These scammers are using scare tactics and sophisticated technology to attempt to take advantage of the public. If you are a senior citizen, or have a family member that is a senior citizen, please be aware and ensure they are aware of these scams so they do not fall victim to them.

The Maryland State Police, along with government agencies like the Social Security Administration or the Internal Revenue Service, would never solicit such information or services over the phone from any citizen. Never give any personal information over the phone, and only allow a qualified reputable computer technician the ability to repair your computer should it become infected with a virus. Many of these telephone scams are disguising themselves by utilizing local telephone number prefixes.

Anyone who receives such a phone call should hang up and then contact their local state police barrack. Callers may remain anonymous.



Carroll Community Media Center: January 26, 2019 NAACP Martin Luther King Breakfast

Carroll Community Center: NAACP Martin Luther King Breakfast

CC NAACP’s 16th Annual MLK Breakfast Jan. 26, 2019 9 am at Martins

On Saturday, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 9 a.m., Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven A. Lockard was the guest speaker at the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast at Martin’s of Westminster, sponsored by the Carroll County NAACP Branch 7014.

The Carroll Community Center presents coverage of the 2019 Carroll County NAACP Martin Luther King Breakfast featuring guest speaker Dr. Steven Lockard, Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent: https://www.carrollmediacenter.org/program/naacp-martin-luther-king-breakfast

Upcoming Airdates:

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 1:30pm

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 2:30pm

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 12:00pm

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 9:30pm

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 9:00am

Friday, February 15, 2019 | 7:30pm

Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 3:30pm

Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 2:00pm

Monday, February 18, 2019 | 12:00pm

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 9:30pm

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 6:00am


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Silver Oak Academy Black History Celebration February 26, 2019

Silver Oak Academy Black History Celebration February 26, 2019

February 26, 2019 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Donations accepted at the door. For more information contact Sheila Leatherbury at 410-775-1745 X 6243

A Tribute to Nat King Cole by the Eric Byrd Trio Feb. 2, 2019

A Tribute to Nat King Cole by the Eric Byrd Trio Feb. 2, 2019

Saturday at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Carroll Arts Center
91 W Main St, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Welcome to the monthly Lunch About Nothing in Westminster

Lunch About Nothing with approximately 35 of my best friends. Rafael's 32 West Main St. 28Jan2019

Welcome to Lunch About Nothing, September 24, 2018. Held the fourth Monday of the month at Rafael's in Westminster (not necessarily the last Monday) 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Next lunch February 25. Just buy your lunch from a great menu of salads and fresh sandwiches.

Make new contacts and see friends. Business is everywhere if you look. Bring some friends. Bring plenty of business cards and fliers. Be prepared to introduce yourself with a 30 second elevator speech. You can even bring a few things to sell if you are a crafter or artist.

It is important to keep your name out there. You never know where the business is and name recognition is important when someone needs your service or product.

It is a good place to look for a new employee or to get your name out there for a job. Long term relationships will bring you business. No need to RSVP. You do not need to join. The group is open. Invite your friends and new people you meet.

Some of the folks at the Lunch About nothing on Monday, January 28, 2019 included:


Thursday, January 24, 2019

NAACP monthly meeting reminder – TODAY – this evening, Thursday, January 24, 2019

NAACP monthly meeting reminder – TODAY – this evening, Thursday, January 24, 2019

This month, our meeting will take place this evening Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. in 1st floor conference room Carroll Non-Profit Ctr on 255 Clifton Blvd.

Monthly meetings are every 4th Thur. of the month at 7 p.m. in 1st floor conference room Carroll Non-Profit Ctr on 255 Clifton Blvd. November and December meetings are held on 3rd Thursdays.

Hopefully this evening we will hear more about the annual Union Memorial Baptist Church Slave Narratives presentation from Carroll County NAACP Executive Board member Diane Hurd.

Save the date: The 2019 “Slave Narratives” program at the Union Memorial Baptist Church will take place this year during Black History month on February 23rd, 2019.

Carroll County NAACP Executive Board member Diane Hurd reports that more detailed information will follow soon.

She also reports that that this year’s program will include 14 narratives – and she still needs a few more readers. So if you are interested in participating in this moving and informative program, please contact E. Board Member Hurd

I have written about this event in the past. It is well-worth squeezing the event into a busy calendar. I have written about the event in the past. On March 5, 2017 I wrote: “Time Flies: Dayhoff: Slave Narratives bring to life a glimpse at Maryland's dark past.”

If serious threatening vitriolic hate mail is any measure of the quality of a newspaper article, I scored well. It all goes with the territory I guess. SMH.

Please enjoy, “Time Flies: Dayhoff: Slave Narratives bring to life a glimpse at Maryland's dark past.” http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/columnists/cctnews-dayhoff-0305-20170303-column.html 

March 3, 2017 - Last Saturday afternoon, 50 people gathered at the historic Union Memorial Baptist Church on Center Street in Westminster for a production of the "Maryland Slave Narratives." The production was an opportunity to pull back the curtain of time and take a glimpse at the dark past of slavery in America from the comfort and safety of sitting in the pews at church. Read more here:



Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Jan. 22, 2019 premier of “Heroin Still Kills.”

Brian DeLeonardo, Carroll County State's Attorney shares a few opening remarks as folks have filled the Scott Theater for the Jan. 22, 2019 premier of "Heroin Still Kills."

Labels: #DayByDay, Carroll Co Community Events, Heroin Still Kills, Medicine Health Drug Abuse Heroin, Medicine Health Drug Abuse Heroin CCo, Public Safety Law Order Drugs

Friday, January 18, 2019

Carroll County Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting Saturday January 19th

Carroll County Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting Saturday January 19th

By Kevin Dayhoff

Friday, January 18, 2019

There will be Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting on Sat., Jan. 19th, 2019 at the Westminster Library, 50 East Main Street

According to Carroll County NAACP executive board member Rev. Erin Snell, there will be Poor People's Campaign organizational meeting on Saturday January 19th, 2019 at the Westminster Library Large Meeting Room, 50 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157 from 10 AM - noon.

All interested folks are welcome to attend to learn more about current Poor People's Campaign efforts.

According to information on the flyer provided by Rev. Snell, “Join us to learn more about the new Poor People’s campaign and strategies to use in developing a plan to bring Carroll County into this movement to challenge poverty, systemic racism, the war economy, ecological devastation and our distorted national moral narrative….

“Carroll County needs a Poor People’s Campaign. 27 % of Carroll County households are struggling to pay for basic living expenses including housing, food, healthcare, and transportation.

“Across our nation there is a movement building to revive Dr. King’s vision of creating a “new and unsettling force" in this country. Together we are challenging the policies and distorted moral narratives that perpetuate oppression…”

For more information contact: Maryland@poorpeoplescampaign.org

Also find additional information on Facebook: @marylandppc - https://www.facebook.com/marylandppc/ Maryland Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

In case of bad weather – go to the Facebook page for more information - https://www.facebook.com/marylandppc/

For more information on a recent Carroll County NAACP and McDaniel Zepp Center visit to Marks Miss., the birthplace of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1968 Poor people’s Campaign, go here: https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/nationwide-civil-rights-education-delegation-visits-marks-miss

"I am a voice calling out across the great divide
I am only one person that feels they have to try
The questions fall like trees or dust, rise like prayers above

But the only word is 'courage'

Today we have a tour group with almost 100 folks visiting and learning about fire safety at the Westminster Fire Company. 17Jan2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Pictures for articles on Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

Pictures for articles on Nationwide Civil Rights Education Delegation Visits Marks, Miss.

The Quitman Co. Administrator and I wrote for the Quitman County Democrat about our visit to Marks, Miss. on Jan. 4, 2019.

On January 4, 2019 a nationwide delegation from Westminster and beyond visited Marks, Miss., Atlanta, Ga., Tuskegee, Ala, Montgomery, Ala, and Birmingham, Ala.

January 8th, 2019 By Quitman County Administrator Velma Benson-Wilson and Kevin Dayhoff, former Mayor of Westminster Md.

The 51-member delegation, from as far away as New England, Chicago, Connecticut, Seattle, Baltimore, and Westminster Md. were part of an educational tour of historic civil rights sites in Atlanta, Ga., Tuskegee, Ala, Montgomery, Ala, Ruleville, Miss, and Birmingham, Ala.

the article appeared on the front page of the weekly edition of the local Quitman County newspaper In January 2019.

The article has also been published in the Westminster Patch, here: https://patch.com/maryland/westminster/nationwide-civil-rights-education-delegation-visits-marks-miss

1. Quitman County Miss.: For more info about Quitman Co. Miss. visit www.quitmancountyms.org

2. Samuel McCray: When the delegation arrived in town Jan. 4, 2019, they were welcomed by the City of Marks’ Mayor Joe Shegog Jr., and Samuel McCray, the retired field representative of Congressman Bennie Thompson, who currently serves as the vice-chair of the Mule Train Historical Society. Kevin Dayhoff photo.

3. Civil Rights educational delegation: The distinguished Judge Charles Harrison, in the red sweater and black hat rides along on the bus during a four-day bus tour of historic civil rights sites in the south, in early Jan. 2019. Behind Judge Harrison is former Westminster Md. Mayor Kevin Dayhoff, and Caroline Babylon, the daughter of a leading civil rights advocate in Carroll County Md. in the 1950s through the 1970s.

4. Marks Miss. history forum panel: Following the tour, the group gathered at the Quitman County Middle School gym for a panel discussion moderated by Jackson State University professor Dr. Hilliard Lackey. The panel consisted of local residents who actively took part in, or witnessed the historic civil rights activities in Marks during 1968: From left to right: the current Quitman County Board of Supervisors president Manuel Killebrew; Dr. Valmadge Towner, the president of Coahoma Community College, Helen Ingram, Samuel McCray, and the Reverend Michael Jossell, Sr. Kevin Dayhoff photo 4Jan2019.

5. Civil Right Activist James Meredith: Civil Right Activist James Meredith was present in the audience at the Civil Rights history forum in Marks Miss. on Jan. 4, 2019. A nationwide civil rights delegation had the opportunity to meet with him and hear his remarks. Kevin Dayhoff photo

6. Dr. Hilliard L. Lackey III and Mrs. Ora B. Phipps: The delegation was also honored with the presence of Ora B. Phipps, the widow of Armstead Phipps. Now in her 90s, she shared poignant insights and details about historic events from over 50-years ago. Kevin Dayhoff photo

7. Velma Benson Wilson, Quitman Co. Administrator: Left to right: Jaby Denton, Mitch Campbell, Dr. Evelyn Jossell, and Velma Benson Wilson, Quitman Co. Administrator. Kevin Dayhoff photo 4Jan2019

8. Charles Alphin, Sr. and Gerald Alphin, of DDK Tours: Charles Alphin, Sr. and Gerald Alphin, of DDK Tours join hands with the participants of the Civil Rights forum in Marks Miss. on Jan 4, 2019. 

Charles Alphin, Sr., the director and CEO of DDK Historical and Educational Tours, which facilitated the visit, has been working with the King Center in Atlanta and guiding historic tours since the 1980s. He said after the visit, “If you do not know where you come from, you don’t know where you are going.”


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CC NAACP’s 16th Annual MLK Breakfast Jan. 26, 2019 9 am Martins

CC NAACP’s 16th Annual MLK Breakfast Jan. 26, 2019 9 am Martins

On Saturday, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 9 a.m., Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven A. Lockard will be the guest speaker at the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast at Martin’s of Westminster, sponsored by the Carroll County NAACP Branch 7014.

Tickets are still available $35 in advance $40 at the door.

The breakfast is a Carroll County winter tradition and always well attended. We look forward to seeing you at the breakfast.

For tickets or additional information, please contact Bernard Jones (410) 876-2358 or Jean Lewis (410) 861-6872.

Any questions, please contact President Jean. Text her at (443) 386-7191 or jjlewis2@comcast.net

CC NAACP assistant secretary Kevin Dayhoff may be reached by text at 410-259-6403 or email at kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Please make checks payable to: Carroll County NAACP Branch7014. Contributions or gifts to this NAACP unit are generally not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. 

Carroll County MD NAACP Branch #7014
255 Clifton Blvd. Suite 203
Westminster, MD 21157